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Report Illegal Dumping

What Can You Do To Help?

If you see illegal dumping, report it by calling 1-800-465-9007. You may also fill out our Confidential Online Reporting Form. In addition to reporting, we urge all residents to:

  • Dispose of your own waste properly and spread the word to friends and neighbors that illegal dumping is a crime.

  • Do not transport unsecured debris in the back of a vehicle and always use a tarp or other type of cover when transporting solid waste to an approved disposal facility.

  • Support cleanup of vacant lots and other sites commonly used for illegal dumping.

  • Take your used motor oil and other household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste (E-waste) to proper collection facilities. Visit our HHW/E-waste website for a list of free locations and collection events.

  • Support recycling programs in your community. Visit our Residential Recycling and Business Recycling websites for more info.

  • Bulky items, such as furniture, large appliances, etc., can be collected by your waste hauler, if you make arrangements, right from your curb, often for little or no costs. If you can't donate useful items, make sure you dispose of them properly.

  • Waste tires illegally dumped are a significant problem in the Imperial Valley. They can catch fire and are difficult to put out. Also, their ability to hold water make them a haven for mosquito breeding. Please recycle your waste tires! Find out how on our Waste Tire Recycling website.

  • Obtain a voucher for free dispose of illegally dumped solid waste by contacting Imperial County Environmental Health at 442-265-1888.