Illegal dumping occurs all too often in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Illegal dumping is unsightly and dangerous to humans, animals and the environment.
The CVRD has an outstanding network of public and private collection facilities that will handle waste in a safe and responsible manner. Ironically, many materials that are illegally dumped can be dropped off at recycling centres for free. While there are recycling charges for some items, it's usually a less expensive (and more convenient) to visit a recycling centre than drive out into the bush for disposal, especially since anyone caught dumping illegally faces an on-the-spot fine of $500. All in all, there's no excuse for illegal dumping, period.