Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Party At Forks Or Dump Garbage In Hood ... Coin Toss

I guess they tossed a coin and decided to dump their garbage in the North End.

After listening to the press release for the Winnipeg Jets returning home, my husband and I took a walk down the lane to check on the status of our lane. We walked about half a block before seeing a truck, off in the distance, two streets down. Too far to get a good picture, but close enough to see a person in a white shirt emptying  items from the back of a truck. Then the truck drove to the next dumpster, and more items got unloaded.
Once he emptied the truck of unwanted materials, he jumped in to the cab, and was on his way.
I was just commenting yesterday that the lanes seemed cleaner these days. Now I am wondering if the illegal dumpers just know to avoid my lane and the ones close to me.
I see improvements happening in my area. Houses are getting new roofs, and fences are being constructed. I like to see the houses being fixed. It's a good sign. It means people care about their surroundings, and have pride in their homes. And the fences being erected cut down on those escape routes that the criminals are taking, so I like to see the fences being built.

There is even improvement in the yard that was so jam packed with piles of items. The yard is slowly being cleared of its collections. Now we just need to see the house either fixed or torn down. The back of this particular house is caving in, and has a tree growing on the roof. I am actually having trouble seeing the tree now. Hope it isn't sinking. Not sure which will win this fight, the roof or the tree. I guess time will tell.
And time will tell who wins the war on trash in the North End. The dumpsters will be gone soon. Lets hope illegal dumping leaves as well.


  1. The root problem is still the location of Brady Road, and the lack of convenient transfer stations in the City.Until they egg heads who never seem to get rotated out of their jobs, despite their ongoing failures, get their heads around WHY people dump their trucks full of crap all over the place, we'll (North End, West End, and where ever), will continue to have this problem. Just today we fired off yet another e-mail about a problem apartment building in our hood. garbage is constantly overflowing their bin, some due to tenants, some due to illegal dumping.

  2. Were happy North Enders, if there is such a thing. Our "hood" is starting to transition (albeit very slow) from rentals to live in owners. We still have problems with back alley drug trafficking and late, late night "Redneck" camp fire parties. But diligence on the part of the owners on our block has these being "put out" quick. The autobins are getting filled buy out of area folk. I've reported plates many times to precinct on Hartford to no avail. I have on occasion actually confronted them, and they stop, but i'm sure they just move a block over and keep dumping. I agree with RM. The planning bone heads put the landfill so far and gone that no one will drive it, or pay to dump there. The Earl Grey landfil in St. Andrews has the reverse issue, they get us city guys going out there with friends dump passes to put our trash. This is a clear evidence that a north Winnipeg dump is needed. Having moved to Winnipeg and seen how other Canadian cities have done it... all I can say is, this city has been plagued with absolutely horrid city planners for far to long. The damage in irreparable. Till then, we keep on making our block better by reporting bad and illegal activity, improving our homes, and... prayer.

  3. Anon: report illegal dumpers to 311 to have the issue forwarded to City By-Laws officers. They require the plate number, description of vehicle, description of dumper, and description of items dumped. If they decide to proceed with the issue, you are required to go to City By-Laws office and make a statement, agreeing to go to court if necessary. Bottom line, person is fined $50.00. And again, that is only if City By-Laws chooses to investigate and prosecute.
    So far one person has been fined. I reported issue in August/10, and fine was in January/11 after much aggravation on my part to have them act on the issue.