Large amount of garbage illegally dumped on city street


On Sunday, August 26, 2018 in the early morning hours, the City of Nanaimo was made aware of a large amount of household garbage that had been dumped on a city street. It had been carelessly dumped just prior to that.

Anyone with any information in regards to this crime are asked to please contact the City of Nanaimo at 250-755-4422, the RCMP at 250-754-2345 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The City thanks the public for their assistance in this matter.

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Key Points

  • A passerby alerted the City of the dump site in the 3700 block of Shenton Rd just past 6:30 am on August 26, 2018.
  • City crews were called in and were able to clean up the 3,400 kilograms of waste dumped on the side of the road.
  • Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous, may contact Crime Stoppers at or at 1-800-222-8477.


"It took a City crew equipped with trucks and a front-end loader hours to clean up a load of over three tons of household garbage that had been dumped on Shenton Road over the weekend. It appeared that the debris had been compacted, as if it had been transported in a commercial garbage truck. This incident not only polluted the neighborhood, but also posed a risk to blocking storm water drainage and sewer systems. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or bylaw services."

Manager of Community Safety
City of Nanaimo


Dump site on Shenton Road
Dump site on Shenton Road
3,400kgs of household garbage
3,400kgs of household garbage


Dave LaBerge
Manager of Community Safety
City of Nanaimo

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