July 6, 2021
The Ontario government is launching a new online tool so the public can conveniently report incidents of pollution in real-time from a smartphone. The new digital solution will allow photos and videos to be uploaded immediately, allowing Environmental Officers in 22 office to respond to urgent environmental issue 24 hours a day.

“Our government takes environmental violations very seriously and has zero tolerance for illegal polluters,” said Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “With your help, we can hold polluters accountable and ensure compliance with the environmental laws we have in place to protect our air, land and water for generations to come.”

Members of the public can visit ontario.ca/reportpollution and fill out a form to immediately report if:
  • Pollution (solvents, oil, fuels or chemicals) on land, in the water or air.
  • Industrial or commercial noise pollution.
  • Waste being dumped into the natural environment.
  • Improper disposal of commercial waste.
Using the tool, users can capture a wide range of information directly from the scene, including images, audio and video. They will also have the option of creating a secure login to receive real-time status updates on the incident after it has been reported.

Reporting can also be done by calling 1-800-MOE-TIPS or through contacting the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.