Why report illegal dumping?

Accumulation of rotten, decaying garbage attracts rats and other disease-carrying creatures. Dumping hazardous waste puts people’s health at risk and can harm the environment. Illegal dumping can be associated with other forms of illegal activity. If tolerated, it sends a message to violators that it is acceptable to dump garbage in your neighborhood or community. 


Fun Facts

Since 2006, the Nuisance Abatement Program has:

Issued 93 citations for illegal dumping

Cleaned up more than 2300 illegal dump sites totaling over 800 tons of trash, including:

9000 tires
2400 TVs and computers
450 sofas
280 mattresses
12 hot tubs
26 boats
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Nuisance Abatement 

Report Illegal Dump Sites

Lane County’s Nuisance Abatement Program cleans up illegal dump sites along county roads and on county property. When identified, violators face civil citations and may be ordered to pay the cost of cleaning up the site. You can help us preserve Lane County’s natural beauty by reporting illegal dumping on County right-of-way. 

 Click here to report a dump site

Reporting Instructions

  1. Record the date, time, and exact address where you have seen illegal dumpingThis information will help us find the site so we can clean it up and begin enforcement action against the illegal dumper.

  2. Write down the license plate number and vehicle description if possible. It is also important to try to remember a physical description of the people or person who you saw dumping illegally.

  3. Do not touch or remove anything! Make a list of or photograph all the items that have been dumped to help us prepare for the cleanup. Thorough details will also help us prosecute, as the penalty for illegal waste dumping depends on what was discarded.

  4. To report a dump site on a road maintained by Lane County, call Lane County Waste Management Division at 541-682-4533. To report dump sites inside a city, please contact the city (look in the Dex blue pages). To report dump sites along a state or federal highway, contact the Oregon Department of Transportation in Salem at 888-275-6368.

 Help Stop Illegal Dumping!

  • Always dispose of your own trash and litter properly.

  • Be sure to tarp and secure your load while transporting garbage.

  • If you hire someone else to haul your trash, be sure they present you with a receipt from a Lane County transfer site before you pay them.

Even Better --Adopt-a-Road!

Waste attracts waste, the best way to prevent illegal dumping and litter is to maintain the area.  Help keep your favorite corners of Lane County beautiful, 

Click here to learn more about the Adopt-a-Road program