Ask the Councillor

Resident L.N. asks: I am wondering if you have ever had any complaints about a smell in Downtown Burlington? I have, on occasion, noticed a smell similar to burning plastic. I noticed it quite strong today and have also occasionally noticed it in the early mornings.

Response: The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is the lead agency when investigating outdoor odour complaints. Residents should call the Burlington office at 905-319-3847.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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