Crime of the Week: Disposal of debris and garbage on Crown Lands
Crime Stoppers and the Department of Justice and Public Safety are asking the public for their help in resolving an on-going problem of dumping on Crown Lands.
Disposing of debris, garbage, construction material, or vehicles on Crown Lands is an offence under the Crown Lands and Forests Act. Any person convicted of this offence could be fined a minimum of $500.00 for the first offence, and may be ordered to restore the land to its original state. The disposal of waste material is not just restricted to Crown Lands; numerous private land owners have also experienced an increase in this illegal activity.
Disposing of debris can be harmful to wildlife and could be a hazard for forest fires. If near watercourses, it can become an environmental problem. We all have a responsibility in keeping New Brunswick clean.
If you have any information on this illegal activity and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.