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Trash, recycling & city upkeep

Report illegal dumping

Dumping garbage in the wrong places makes our neighborhoods less safe and less healthy. It’s also illegal. Report illegal dumping whenever you see it.


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

Provide as much information about the dumping as possible, including the:

  • Location.
  • Description of the individuals.
  • Make, model, color, and license plate of their vehicle.
  • Material being dumped.

You can report illegal dumping after the fact by calling 311 or using the Philly 311 online form.