Big Fines for Throwing Cigarette Butts Out Car Windows

Under the Wildfire Act:
• Section 3 (1), Drop, release or mishandle burning substance: $575
• Section 3 (2), Fail to extinguish burning substance: $575...

The RDOS has received calls from residents who are concerned about how to report people that throw cigarettes or cigarette butts out of car windows. This is approved Provincial messaging and the procedure to follow:


If you see someone throw a cigarette or cigarette butt out of a vehicle, what can you do?
• Call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone to report the incident.
• If possible, the following information should be provided:
 date and time of the incident
 licence plate number
 make and model of the vehicle
 location
 direction of travel

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:45am