Illegal dumping and littering are against the law. At the City of Dayton, we view illegal dumping as an inexcusable crime that pollutes our land and violates the rights of others. This unhealthy and unsightly crime harms our community in several ways:
Poses health risks
Lowers property values
Attracts criminal activity
Encourages additional dumping
Contaminates waterways and drinking water
There are many resources available to properly dispose of solid waste, so those who participate in illegal dumping are without excuse. Penalties for illegal dumping run up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.
Report Illegal Dumping
Call Police Dispatch at 937-333-COPS (2677) to report illegal dumping in progress.
How You Can Help
Illegal dumping is everybody's problem. Make the clean and healthy choice by pitching in to keep the community clean. Here's how you can help:
Communicate with your neighborhood association or other organization about nearby problems.