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Illegal dumping is a crime and turns our beautiful communities into unsightly messes.
If you see illegal dump sites in your community, be sure to let us know. Take a picture if you can and note the exact location using an address, a mile marker, or GPS coordinates from your phone as well as the approximate size of the dump site, and what kinds of materials it contains. You can report illegal dump sites using our online reporting tool or you can give us a call.
If you see illegal dumping occurring, please make note of the same information as above, in addition to the color, make and model, the license plates of the involved vehicles, and a description of any persons you observe. Pictures can also be helpful. Be aware that you are witnessing a crime take place and make sure to protect your own safety first. Do not attempt to stop the dumping or apprehend anyone involved. Provide the information about the illegal dumping to the County or City code enforcement office or local law enforcement first, then report the dump site to us.
What do you do if somebody has illegally dumped trash onto your property?
Unauthorized dumping on your personal property is a crime.Contact your local law and/or code enforcement with information regarding the dumping on your property. If the responsible party cannot be found,you are responsible for cleanup. You may consider contacting your insurance company to inquire about property cleanup coverage. If your insurance company does not cover cleanups, MendoRecycle offers tipping fee vouchers for victims of illegal dumping with a copy of your police report or code enforcement statement to help reduce the costs associated with cleaning up your property.