Rayna Corner tweeted Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, that someone had dumped furniture on Glendenning Road. (Twitter/Rayna)

Rayna Corner tweeted Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, that someone had dumped furniture on Glendenning Road. (Twitter/Rayna)

‘Total jerks’ dump living room furniture just south of Mount Douglas Park

Saanich public works crew removed the abandoned items Tuesday afternoon

Someone illegally dumped household items and furniture on Glendenning Road, prompting a complaint to the District of Saanich on Monday afternoon.

Another complaint came in Tuesday morning at 9:47 a.m. via Twitter from local and frequent dog-walker Rayna Corner to notify Saanich of the items. Glendenning Road runs south from Mount Doug Park to Mount Douglas Cross Road along a residential street.

In a tweet, Corner said “some total jerks” dumped items on Glendenning road, adding photos to the tweet and tagging the District of Saanich in it as well.

A Saanich spokesperson, Kelsie McLeod, said a public works crew attended the site and removed the abandoned items shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: The perpetual headache of illegal dumping in Saanich

McLeod said public works crews make every effort to clean up illegally dumped items within 48 hours.

“This can vary based on holiday schedules and the nature of the items,” McLeod said. “The items in this particular location were household items, mostly furniture. In general, items are taken to Hartland Landfill and recycled where applicable.”

McLeod said the District receives hundreds of complaints about illegal dumping in Saanich each year and coordinates efforts with the CRD to deal with illegal dumping. She said there are many options available for disposing of or reusing old items.

Some of those options include having a garage sale, posting items on Used Victoria or Craigslist, dropping off items in a community donation bin, or visiting a repair café in the Greater Victoria area to give items a second life.

Saanich residents can also purchase extra waste pick-up at a cost of $3 for an additional 25 kg pound bag, McLeod said. To notify the District of illegal dumping anywhere in Saanich, use the Report a Problem form on saanich.ca or call 250-475-5599.

READ ALSO: North Saanich residents reaching boiling point over illegal dumping


Like us on Facebook and follow @yrlocaljourno

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com

District of SaanichSaanich

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Current unmarked residential streets are 50 km/h, but Greater Vancouver municipalities might consider dropping that to 30 km/h. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Sidney join Saanich in application to reduce residential road speeds to 30 km/h

Victoria also taking part in pilot to change default speed to 30 km/h from 50 km/h

Demonstrators at the legislature on April 14 called on the province to decriminalize drug possession and provide widespread access to regulated safe supply across B.C. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Rally calls for decriminalization, safe supply as overdose emergency turns 5

From 2016 to the end of February, 7,072 British Columbians died due to overdose

(Black Press Media file photo)
Privacy concerns keep COVID-19 cases at University of Victoria off the record

Island Health, UVic not sharing specifics after internal notice confirms coronavirus case

A man with a history of sexual offences was arrested after he followed and aggressively tried to talk to two young woman on the weekend. Black Press File Photo
Man convicted of sexual offences arrested after teens followed in Victoria

Women hid in a Quadra Village convenience store as man aggressively tried to get in

A few dozen students and parents gathered outside Lansdowne Middle School April 14 to protest proposed budget cuts to SD61 music programs. From left to right: Lyra Gaudin, Cleo Bateman, Abby Farish, Brigitte Peters, Enid Gaudin, Des Farish. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
SD61’s proposed $7 million cuts threaten equity and inclusion, say parents, teachers

Music classes, inclusion services, reading programs on the line

(Black Press Media file photo)
POLL: Do you have a plan in place in the event of a tsunami?

Tsunamis have claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people between 1998… Continue reading

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of April 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

(Government of Canada)
Liberal MP caught stark naked during House of Commons video conference

William Amos, in Quebec, appeared on the screens of his fellow members of Parliament completely naked

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 1, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps to 1,168 Wednesday, nearly 400 in hospital

Now 120 coronavirus patients in intensive care, six more deaths

Moss covered branches are seen in the Avatar Old Growth Forest near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, B.C. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. blockades aimed at protecting old-growth forests reveal First Nation split

Two Pacheedaht chiefs say they’re ‘concerned about the increasing polarization over forestry activities’ in the territory

One of the grand prizes for this year's Hometown Heroes Lottery includes a seaside home at SookePoint, $1.5 million, and an Audi Quattro. (Photo courtesy of Hometown Heroes)
Hometown Heroes Lottery features seaside home in Sooke

A stunning seaside home in Sooke could be yours for the price… Continue reading

(Amandalina Letterio - Capital News)
Kelowna demonstrators show support for Vancouver Island logging activists

Two Kelowna men stood atop a pedestrian bridge on Harvey Avenue to raise awareness about old-growth forests

City workers from Duncan were busy recently putting up street signs in both Hul’q’umi’num’ and English. (Submitted photo)
Hul’q’umi’num street signs installed in downtown Duncan

Partnership with Cowichan Tribes sees English street names twinned with Indigenous language

Most Read