Illegal dumping is a widespread problem that affects our quality of life. Besides being unsightly to look at, dumping also negatively impacts our natural environment and property values. Everyone in the County pays for the cost of cleanups. For every dollar spent to clean up an illegal dumpsite, that’s one less dollar that can be utilized for other programs. If a dump site is not cleaned up immediately, more people will contribute their garbage to the pile. Illegal dumpsites attract vermin/vectors, kills vegetation, and habitat, contributes to water pollution, flooding, erosion, and even fires.
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Fines and Penalties start at $100 for first time violations. The fine increases to $200 for second offenses and $500 for the third violation within one year.
Illegal Dumping Ordinance
The County may only abate illegal dumpsites that are located on public property. Illegal dumpsites on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
GreenWaste customers are allowed three bulky items per calendar year! Customers may also make appointments for four extra trash pick-ups per year.
This is Illegal Dumping
Many people leave boxes curbside with free signs. When they are reported to the County, local trash collection crews remove the items. Please donate or dispose of items responsibly.