Illegal Roadside Cleanout and Dumping

Res #: 22-22M
Number: 22
Year: 2022
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS trucks hauling commodities are stopping to cleanout/dump along roadways which can cause the spread of weed seeds and commodity seeds.

WHEREAS the spread of weed seeds and commodity seeds develop into undesired growth in fields and ditches.

WHEREAS trucks hauling fertilizer that are cleaned out on roadways can cause contamination of the waterways.

WHEREAS wildlife is being killed along roadways where cleanout/dumping of grain has occurs due to them stopping to eat the seeds.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to promote education to the haulers of commodities on roadways regarding the illegal dumping offences, associated laws and how enforcement is being carried out.