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Trash, recycling & city upkeep

Report illegal dumping

It is illegal to dump garbage in public spaces or on private property. It also makes our neighborhoods less safe and healthy. Report illegal dumping whenever you see it.

A violation may be issued if appropriate and the dumper can be identified. Trash dumped on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.


If you see illegal dumping in the act, call 911. Do not confront anyone you see dumping trash.

You can report illegal dumping after the fact by calling 311 or using the form below. Provide as much information about the dumping as possible, including:

  • The location.
  • A description of the individual(s).
  • The make, model, color, and license plate of any vehicles.
  • The material being dumped.

Illegal dumping report form