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Stamp out litterbugs, West Kelowna asks residents

Illegal dumpsite in Smith Creek.
Image Credit: City of West Kelowna
March 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM


WEST KELOWNA - A mound of household garbage left by the road has West Kelowna asking residents to help squash litterbugs.

West Kelowna communications supervisor Kirsten Jones says in a media release illegal dumping sites are again showing up including one in the Smith Creek neighbourhood.

Jones says the residents can “help stop the blight these inconsiderate people cause on the West Kelowna landscape.”

She reminds would-be dumpers there is a $250 fine for illegal dumping and that city bylaws prohibit dumping in all public places, including in and around trash bins in city parks and on streets.

Even trash stored on private property is subject to charges and fines if not handled properly, Jones says.

Illegal dumping can be reported to West Kelowna bylaw enforcement by calling 778-797-8810. They ask you provide a license plate and vehicle description, if possible, and welcome pictures and videos at

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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