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Waste By-law Compliance


By-law compliance is responsible for the investigation and compliance of municipal by-laws related to waste accumulation upon any premises. By-laws are created and enforced to maintain standards for the health and well-being of our residents and the beautification of our community.


When the by-law compliance office receives a written, signed complaint form, an inspector completes a site visit to ensure it is a valid complaint. Once this has been established, a letter is sent advising the specifics of the infraction and what is required for compliance of the bylaw, including how long the resident has to complete the modifications for compliance. In addition, anyone who is in violation of the City's waste by-law and does not comply with a notice that is issued by the City By-law Enforcement office may be subject to legal action.

For further assistance, please contact the Compliance Coordinator.

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