The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Compliance and Environmental Programs are investigating two illegal dumping sites identified in Tsi Snaihne (Snye).  

The Akwesasne Compliance Department, Environment Program, and Environmental Health Office have located two dump sites on Powerline Road and in the wooded area at the end of Wade Lafrance Memorial Road. Both sites contain waste, chemicals, and non-biodegradable materials that have serious impacts on wildlife and habitat. Illegal dumping of waste imposes severe adverse effects on wildlife. Animals may be contaminated by harmful bacteria contained in the trash, which may lead to the spread of different diseases among different animals.   

Waste materials that contain toxic substances, sharp objects, and household items pose serious health and safety risks not only to humans but also to the soil and underground bodies of water. Illegal dumping can also become costly when considering the removal of this hazardous waste.  

The Akwesasne Compliance Department is requesting the community to report illegal dumping by calling Akwesasne Central Dispatch’s non-emergency line at 613-575-2340.