Illegal Dumping

Established in 2006, the Illegal Dumping Task Force is a collaborative of local agencies coordinated by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful to address the issue of illegal dumping and find solutions. Among some of the big successes of the Illegal Dumping Task Force is the establishment of 329-DUMP hotline, and the passing of AB 353, a bill that helped to establish a program for the control of unlawful dumping. When illegal dumping is reported through the hotline, they are recorded by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and mapped. The Sheriff’s Office conduct sting operations and clean up hot spots with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office work crews.

To report an illegal dumpsite that needs to be cleaned, please call 329-DUMP or use the WCSO app, free in the app store.

To report an individual(s) who are actively illegally dumping waste, call WCSO dispatch at 775-785-WCSO.

Find out more about illegal dumping

The University of Nevada, Reno conducted a survey of illegal dumping in Northern Nevada. The data collected included residential perceptions of illegal dumping as well as if they would be willing to pay for extended cleanup and enforcement: UNR-Illegal-dumping-report.

Illegal Dumping Task force partners:

Bureau of Land Management – Carson City Field Office
City of Reno Code Enforcement
City of Reno Parks and Recreation
City of Reno Public Works
City of Sparks Parks and Recreation
City of Sparks Urban Forestry
Golden Valley Homeowners’ Association
Hills Angels 4×4 Club
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Nevada Department of Environmental Protection
Nevada Land Trust
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Sun Valley General Improvement District
USFS – Carson District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Washoe County Code Enforcement
Washoe County Community Services Department
Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
Washoe County Health District
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Waste Management

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