​​​​​​​​​​​​Illegal Dumping - See It! Report It!

​Sacramento County hauls away thousands of tons of illegally-dumped  junk and rubbish every year. Ille​gal dumping pollutes rivers and streams, drives down property values, and costs county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.​

If you see illegal dumping, report it to Sacramento County 3-1-1 Connect. You may be eligible for a reward. 

Get involved! With your help, we can keep our communities clean.​​

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Stop illegal dumping by reporting violators.  If you see illegal dumping - Report it to: 

​Provide as much detail as possible in your report:
  • Time and date, location (with nearest cross streets), and type of materials
  • Physical description of person(s) - gender, ethnicity, age, hair color, clothing, etc.
  • Vehicle - license plate number, color, make and model
  • Any other identifying or incriminating evidence

NOTE: For questions concerning private property hazardous waste, medical waste, junk, automobiles, rubbish, etc., or at apartment buildings, contact Sacramento County 311 Connect for the regulating County

If your tip leads to a citation or arrest , you may be eligible  for a $1,000 reward. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Only illegal dumping that has occurred in unincorporated areas of Sacramento County are eligible for the reward.
  • Littering does not qualify for illegal dumping rewards 
  • Abandoned vehicles do not qualify as illegal dumping 
  • County employees are not eligible to receive rewards
For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Officer of the Day at (916) 874-7908.

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Illegal dumping is a crime and generally occurs in remote locations and in neighborhoods. Illegal dumping severely damages neighborhoods and the environment. For the following reasons and for the health and safety of yourself, your family, and the community, report illegal dumping!

  • Property values decline.
  • Unreported illegal dumping results in more illegal dumping activity.
  • Dumped material is:
    • A breeding habitat for mice, rats and mosquitoes that spread diseases such as encephalitis, hantavirus and West Nile virus. 
    • Hazardous to the environment, as refrigerators, tires, auto parts and televisions contain heavy metals and other toxins, and is a traffic hazard when left in the public right-of-way.
  • Illegal dumping costs County tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. 
  • Without the help of all County residents and visitors, the problem of illegal dumping will grow.​