Historically, road dusts and fugitive dusts from industrial operations have been regarded as only "nuisance" dusts and have been considered mainly as an aesthetic problem. Today however, this dust, also known as particulate matter (PM), is known to be an "air contaminant", "emission", and "concern for human health".
The DustBuster campaign aims to reduce the airborne dust and particulate matter (PM) that dirties our city and enters our lungs. By building capacity within communities and empowering residents to observe, record, and report instances of excess dust and dust drag-out, we hope to place pressure on Hamilton's worst offenders and encourage them to conform to health and safety standards at both the municipal and provincial levels.
Become a Neighbourhood Dust Buster!
There are several easy ways to get involved. Click to learn more!
Who You Gonna Call?
How do you report and who do you report to? Click to find out!
Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure what drag-out is, or want to know more about the health concerns of PM? Click to learn more!
Who Are We Tracking? Be sure to check out our Google map where our Dust Busters have been tracking the progress of facilities known to have particulate issues. Also feel free to check out our Flickr photostream, where we upload all our DustRiding photos!