Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste generated at one location and disposed of at another location without legal permission.  Illegal dumping is the disposal of trash, tires, yard waste, appliances and other waste materials, disposed of without the permission of the property owner and/or the city of Phoenix, in violation of the Phoenix City Code Chapter 27 Section 7.  It is also known as "open dumping", "fly by dumping" and "midnight dumping".

Report Illegal Dumping

All Information is confidential.

If dumping is in progress, call:
Police Department at 9-1-1
Crime Stop at 602-262-6151

Otherwise, contact Public Works at 602-262-7251.

Be able to answer these questions when reporting illegal dumping:

  • What was dumped?
  • Who was dumping?
  • Have you seen this person or his/her vehicle before?
  • Did the suspect have any tools?
  • What was the suspect driving?
  • How many people were involved?
  • What were they doing?
  • Where did they dump?
  • Date of incident.
  • Time of incident.
  • Did you take any photographs?