Illegal dumping is a real issue in the North Central Texas area. It is a problem that affects the people and the environment in which it takes places. Do your part to eliminate illegal dumping. Start here:
Trash dumped in unauthorized locations is not just appalling, it can cause major public health and safety concerns such as an increase in rodents and mosquitoes, related illnesses, and physical and chemical hazards like protruding nails and harmful fluids. Dumping is also illegal and punishable by the Texas Health and Safety Code 365.
Reports are the primary way to eliminate illegal dumping. Submitting one is easy and only a few details are needed such as the type of waste and the location. Report illegal dumping anonymously by calling:
If you find an illegal dump site, take note of its location, the type and amount of waste, license plate numbers, and a physical description of the violator(s) if witnessed.
*Do not touch any of the items dumped.
Try to provide as much information as possible to help authorities.
Reporting online allows you attach photographs and drop a pin on a map to further assist authorities.
Report Illegal Dumping staff review every report to ensure accuracy and forward legitimate reports to appropriate authorities.
Illegal dumping in Texas is a crime, and dump sites reported will be investigated under Texas Health and Safety Code 365. Illegal dumping contained in a closed barrel or drum, or for a commercial purpose carries increased penalties. Illegal dumping that results in the pollution of a waterway will be investigated under Chapter 26 of the Texas Water Code.
The municipality with jurisdiction for the location of the dump site typically cleans up the dump site at taxpayer cost. If a successful suit is brought against the violator, the violator may be required to reimburse the cost incurred to clean the site.
ReportDFWdumping.com is a website designed for easy access to illegal dumping reporting and solid waste programs available in the North Central Texas region. The goal of this web site is to increase awareness of the hazards of illegally dumping trash and to encourage all citizens in the region to participate in local recycling and solid waste programs. This web site was developed and is maintained by the North Central Texas Council of Governments in cooperation with the Resource Conservation Council.
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