We are committed to maintaining a clean and safe community. This includes removing graffiti and cleaning up litter.

Reporting graffiti

If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Request graffiti removal

Graffiti crime includes any writing, drawing or symbols applied to any surface without permission from the property owner, authorized agent or designate.

Graffiti removal response

If you submit a form requesting graffiti removal, we will take the following actions depending on the location of the graffiti.

Town property

We will remove graffiti with offensive language within 24 hours of reporting. For all other graffiti, we provide a 72-hour response time.

Private property

Town of Milton by-law enforcement officers will reach out to the property owner and advise them to have the graffiti removed.

Utility boxes

We will reach out to the utility company directly and ask them to have the graffiti removed.

Reducing litter

We need all community members to help reduce the amount of litter in Milton. Please make sure to dispose of waste in the appropriate trash and recycling bins located throughout our community. 

Clean-up days

You can join the effort to keep our community clean by participating in one of our annual neighbourhood clean-up days:

Tips to reduce litter

Take action and follow these tips to help us reduce litter in Milton:

  • Pick up pieces of litter and dispose them in garbage bins
  • Use a litter bag in your vehicle
  • Reduce and reuse as much as you can before recycling
  • Use returnable, reusable or refillable drink containers or bring your own cup
  • Put your garbage out for collection as close to pick-up time as possible and secure items in your recycling boxes
  • Inform others about the negative aspects of littering

Litter by-laws

The Town of Milton enforces litter by-laws and anyone caught littering will be fined. Review the Litter By-law No. 50-91

Illegal dumping

When someone puts waste materials on Town or private property without the permission of the property owner it is considered illegal dumping.

Examples of illegal dumping include:

  • Dumping bulk items such as couches, bags of household waste and construction materials along the roadside, escarpment or in alleyways or parks
  • Placing household waste in waste collection containers that are in a park or on a street
  • Placing items around a donation drop box that will not fit inside such as furniture or large toys
  • Placing waste in private dumpsters

Fines for illegal dumping can vary however the maximum fine upon conviction is $5,000 under Section 61 of the Provincial Offences Act. 

Alternatives to illegal dumping

Abandoned waste is unsightly and increases health and environmental risks while encouraging more illegal dumping. When you dispose of items properly, and when you report illegal dumping, you help improve the quality of life in your community.

If you have an item that is not collected through Halton Region’s waste services such as a mattress, large appliance, or furniture, you can:

  • Donate the item to charity if it is in good condition (call first to ensure that your item is needed)
  • Try to sell or give away the item using free online services
  • Recycle the item
  • Bring the item to the landfill or a facility near you for proper disposal

Visit Halton Region’s website for more information about waste management and disposal options.

Reporting illegal dumping

Be aware of activities in your neighbourhood. If you see someone illegally dumping or if there are areas where illegal dumping has occurred, call (905) 878-7252 ext. 2137 or email us.

Provide as much information as you can, including:

  • Make/model or license plate number of vehicle
  • Description of people
  • Any other information you think would help in an investigation
  • Photo or video of the action occurring