How do I report illegal dumping in my community?
Your state environmental agency may have a reporting form or hotline to call to report illegal dumping activities or sites. You may want to contact your state agency directly to find out more. A directory of state environmental agencies is online at: http://www2.epa.gov/home/state-and-territorial-environmental-agencies
About illegal dumping:
"Illegal dumping is a persistent problem because it threatens human health and the environment, imposes significant costs on communities, and has an adverse effect on quality of life. State and local agencies are responsible for establishing laws and programs to control and prevent the illegal disposal of waste along the roadside or on private property. EPA provides limited information and assistance to these agencies to help strengthen their programs."
You may also want to read the following guidebook:
Illegal Dumping Prevention Guidebook
http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/tools/payt/pdf/illegal.pdf (PDF, 33 pp., About PDF)
You can also report suspected environmental violations online using the Web site below. Information you submit will be forwarded to EPA environmental enforcement personnel or to the appropriate regulatory authority.
Report an Environmental Violation
For more information about waste issues and topics, please visit the EPA’s Wastes web site at
If you have questions about waste-related topics, you can submit them to subject experts using the Waste Frequent Questions at http://waste.supportportal.com/
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