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Illegal Dumping

DOCUMENTS:

Illegal Dumping Brochure
Mobile Home Disposal
Manure Management and Regulatory Compliance
Manure Quick Reference Sheet
Dog Waste Pollution Fact Sheet

ILLEGAL DUMPS….

• Are safety hazards to children;
• May be breeding grounds for disease carriers such as: flies, roaches, mosquitoes, and rats;
• Are pollution and fire hazards that endanger our air, water, and land;
• Destroy the beauty of our desert;
• Disrupt wildlife habitats;
• Lower the property values of surrounding parcels/home sites;
• Are prohibited by State laws and Local ordinance, which can lead to prosecution.

ONE PILE OF TRASH CAN GROW INTO A DUMP…

• Illegal dumpers often add their garbage to an existing pile of trash. Removing it promptly reduces additional dumping.
• There is no excuse for dumping anywhere except at an authorized landfill or transfer station.
• Who pays for the cleanup?
All of us pay a high price for the dumpers’ illegal behavior.

REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING

(520) 622-5800
www.deq.pima.gov

To report an illegal dumping in progress, please call 911 first.

Photographs of a Illegal Dump Cleanup (click on pictures to expand):

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YOU CAN HELP STOP ILLEGAL DUMPING!

BE responsible…

ACT responsibly…

HELP make violators responsible for their actions…

• Report illegal dumps to PDEQ online at www.deq.pima.gov or by calling (520) 724-7400 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm or 622-5800 (24 hours/day).
• Never approach an illegal dumper.
• If you see illegal dumping activity in progress, report it immediately by calling 911. Then call PDEQ with location, license plate number, vehicle description, or other identifying information.

Illegal dumps are eyesores, pose serious health and safety threats, and are costly to us all.

DON’T BE A SECOND-HAND DUMPER.

If you hire someone to clean up your yard or haul your trash:

• Hire a reputable contractor or a hauler with a permit;
• Know your hauler’s name, address, and phone number;
• Pay by check and get a receipt; and
• Ask for a landfill receipt before full payment.

DO YOU KNOW…

Free, or low-cost, disposal is available for many items including household hazardous waste.

Appliances and furniture can be donated to charities and neighbors for reuse.

FOR MORE INFORMATION :

American Lung Association
(520) 323-1812
Donate unwanted vehicles to promote clean air and support the fight against lung disease in Southern Arizona. Other charities also accept donations of unwanted vehicles.

City of Tucson Environmental Services
(520) 791-3171
Information about landfills, garbage and recycling collection within city limits.

Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
(520) 724-7400
Information and services regarding air, water, and waste issues in Pima County.

Pima County Solid Waste
(520) 724-7400
Information about landfills, transfer stations, waste tire program, appliances, special waste disposal, and recycling.

Tucson/Pima County Household Hazardous Waste Program
(520) 888-6947
Drop off household chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, pool chemicals and other materials for recycling and disposal.

Small Business Waste Assistance Program
(520) 888-6947
Provides a safe and affordable disposal/recycling option for businesses regarding hazardous waste.

Tucson Clean and Beautiful
(520) 791-3109
Information on community environmental programs.

Tucson Recycles Info Line
(520) 791-5000
Information for programs related to curbside recycling, recycling drop off locations, waste reduction, reuse of materials, and household hazardous waste drop off.

Tucson-Pima County Recycling Directory
Local recycling and waste management information.

 


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