Crime Shorts: Illegal garbage and waste dumping

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Crime Stoppers, alongside the New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety, needs your help protecting New Brunswick’s wildlife and natural resources from illegal garbage dumping.

The chemicals in garbage contaminate soil, wells, and groundwater, and increase the risk of wildfires.

Shards of metal and glass can cause serious injuries that require medical attention.

Plastic waste can be mistaken by animals for food, causing death through malnutrition or strangulation.

Dumping garbage anywhere but in a waste facility is hazardous and can result in significant fines or even jail time. So just don’t do it.

If you have any information on illegal dumping, or any other crimes, and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at

The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Tips Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at

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