ILLEGAL DUMPING IS A CRIME. REPORT IT. CALL (800) 465-9007. TO SEND A REPORT ELECTRONICALLY, CLICK HERE.
Welcome to Imperial Valley –where lush, green fields dot our unique desert landscape. But stumble onto an illegal dump site, and you’re faced with piles of garbage, unknown chemicals, discarded furniture, tires, old paint, rusted metal and more. It’s not a pretty sight that only mars the natural beauty of the region we call home, it can affect us in ways we may not be aware of.
It’s a public health and safety hazard.
Illegal dump sites are havens for rodents and pests that spread disease to pets and humans.
It’s an environmental disaster.
Chemicals and paint that are dumped illegally can seep into soil and waterways.
It’ll decrease property values and discourage economic development.
Illegal dumping can severely hurt property values in the area. Additionally, potential employers considering relocating their businesses may quickly become discouraged.
It’ll cost you.
If you are caught illegally dumping trash, you could be fined up to $1,000, charged as much as $100,000, for cleanup costs, lose work for court appearances, pay attorney fees and go to prison—a steep price to pay for destroying the beauty that is Imperial Valley.