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Report Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a crime and a blight on our neighborhoods.

You can help the City of Sacramento stop illegal dumping and possibly earn a reward.

See It - Report It

If you see a pile on the street - don't wait - report it. Call 311 or (916) 264-5011, report online at or use the Sac311 App for iPhone or Android. The faster it is reported, the sooner enforcement and removal can begin. Provide as accurate a location as possible, address, or cross street nearest the pile.

Dumping in Progress

If you witness illegal dumping in progress, note the license plate, vehicle make and model, and description of violator and immediately call 311 to file a report.

Reward Program

The City's reward program can provide between $500 - $1,000 to persons providing information to the City which results in either an administrative penalty for the violator or an arrest and misdemeanor conviction. View details on how the reward program works and who is eligible.

The Law

Title 13, Chapter 13.10.130 of the City Code states:

A. No person shall accumulate, store, keep, throw, place, deposit, or dump refuse:

1. In any water or waterway, or upon the levees or banks adjacent thereto;

2. Anywhere else on improved or unimproved public or private property, except in the containers designated for this purpose, or as otherwise allowed under this chapter.

B. A reward of five hundred dollars ($500.00) will be paid by the city to the person furnishing information to the authorities leading to the arrest and conviction of any person violating the provisions of this section. The reward shall be paid to the person furnishing information leading to the arrest upon conviction of the person arrested. The city manager may adopt guidelines for administering the reward program that shall become effective upon council approval. (Ord. 2013-0009 § 3)