Caledon OPP were contacted by the Town of Caledon on Monday after a large amount of garbage was dumped on Boston Mills Road East of Creditview Road. A significant amount of garbage bags were located in the ditch and a strong odour of a chemical was detected from the bags.
Officials responded to the scene and closed this area. The road was closed for about seven hours while clean-up took place.
A total of 72 garbage bags of waste were removed and disposed of in a safe manner by a licensed Hazardous Materials disposal contractor. There was no risk to the public and no evacuation of local residents was required.
The OPP is currently investigating to try and determine the source of the material and identify who dumped it. Police are requesting that if members of the public come across similar occurrences they are asked not touch material but should contact Caledon OPP as soon as possible. If anyone has information in relation to this investigation they are encouraged to contact Caledon OPP – (905) 594-2241 or Peel Crime Stoppers.
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