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Man fined $575 for dumping trash in woods near Kelowna

Trash found by the Conservation Officer Service along Postill Lake Road.
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April 02, 2021 - 9:01 AM

A man has been fined $575 after dumping a large load of trash in the woods near Kelowna.

The Conservation Officer Service originally asked for the public's assistance March 31 to help identify a white pickup truck that was seen carting electronics, a microwave, chairs, garbage and more into the bush.

The incident occurred March 27 along Postill Lake Forest Service Road, a popular illegal dumping site.

READ MORE: Conservation officers looking for help to identify illegal dumper

The service reported April 2, that a 37-year-old man has come forward and been issued a $575 fine in connection to the incident. The trash on site is being taken to the landfill.

The Okanagan Forest Task Force, a community led organization, has cleaned up more than 300,000 pounds of trash from dump sites in the Central Okanagan since their formation in 2016.

Tips to conservation officers are illegal dumping can be reported to the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

 


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