It’s sure to make many motorists driving on Ladner Trunk Road in rural East Delta angry.
Sometime either late Tuesday or very early Wednesday, someone dumped a large amount of what appears to be construction waste at the side of the road near 80th Street.
On Thursday, Delta’s engineering department noted it dispatched a contractor to test and dispose the materials. Delta’s bylaws staff are investigating.
As far as illegal dumping in Delta, the problem is an ongoing one, particularly in rural areas where garbage and renovation waste is often dumped.
Last year, the city was able to track down and handed out a fine to the person who reportedly dumped their garbage by the side of a rural East Ladner roadway.
The city posted a photo on social media of that unsightly pile of trash on 88th Street with a message that the person was located.
The post was a warning for those who don’t want to go through the time and expense to dispose their trash properly.
According to a Metro Vancouver report last fall, the overall cost of illegal dumping in the region has gone up.
The problem included hundreds of incidents of abandoned gypsum being dumped.
Metro noted that illegal dumping of gypsum materials continues to be a challenging and costly issue for municipalities.