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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Business owners in Winnipeg are fed up with illegal disposal of garbage

Business owner in Winnipeg is fed up with illegal rubbish disposal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ryan Gobeil’s hobby supplies store in the Point Douglas region backs up to a dead-end next to two train tracks.
  • According to Gobeil, garbage will now pile up for days, if not weeks until 311 receives enough complaints and arrives to remove it.

Ryan Gobeil’s hobby supplies shop in the Point Douglas area backs up to a dead end beside a pair of train lines.

It has become a famous spot for illegal rubbish disposal during the previous 15 years.

“Someone will back up a truck and unload everything they want, from domestic waste to furniture, stones, landscaping – anything,” he claimed.

It goes beyond being unattractive or uncomfortable, according to Robeil. It can also be harmful. Hazardous things, such as needles, may also end up in his hands.

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He claimed the city used to have a surveillance camera installed along the troublesome road, which helped catch several offenders over the years, but it was removed.

According to Gobeil, garbage will now pile up for days, if not weeks, until 311 receives enough complaints and arrives to remove it.

He’s gone through the trouble of setting up his camera. He caught a five-ton truck from another company dropping a massive load of rubbish last week.

“Did they just want to get rid of it quickly so they could save money for the dump?” Or are they accomplishing it on purpose because they don’t care about the environment? “Do they have no regard for the area?” he inquired. “Many things go through your head, but they’re all awful and tasteless.”

Business owner in Winnipeg is fed up with illegal rubbish disposal.
Business owner in Winnipeg is fed up with illegal rubbish disposal. Image from The Canadian News

He shared the security footage with a Winnipeg Facebook group and named the company that allegedly dumped the trash. Following that, people raised a ruckus, demanding that the firm clean up its mess.

According to Gobeil, the firm did just that. He is hoping that the entire incident sends a message.

“I believe it would be a better place if everyone did their part and cared for themselves,” he remarked.

ILLEGAL DUMPING COULD RESULT IN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FINES.

According to a spokeswoman for the City of Winnipeg, the neighborhood livability bylaw prohibits dumping waste, refuse, or construction debris on any street, public area, or private property.

Residents who spot someone unlawfully dumping rubbish are asked to call 311 to report it and provide information that will assist law enforcement personnel in investigating and enforcing the law.

A $2,000 is imposed for large-scale waste dumping by a person, or $1,000 if the charge is paid early. A corporation faces a fine of $4,000, with a discount of $2,000 if the payment is paid early.

Source: CTV News

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