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By definition, illegal dumping is depositing solid waste at a location other than a legally accepted facility.
To clarify, you may not:
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Illegal dumping is a serious problem in Montgomery County. Each year, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigates more than 450 incidents of illegal dumping and spends over $100,000 for cleanup and enforcement.
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Illegal dumping is a serious offense that can result in criminal prosecution. Every case of illegal dumping is investigated. Illegal dumpers are subject to a minimum $500 civil fine and possible criminal prosecution.
Illegal dumping can be costly, but the costs of legal disposal are minimal (if incurred at all). Montgomery County provides one of the most extensive solid waste disposal and recycling programs in the nation. Take advantage of the many facilities the County offers to properly dispose of or recycle your unwanted materials.
If you see an act of illegal dumping, you can do something to help. Please record:
Provide this important information by phone or online:
The information you report can help end illegal dumping and environmental abuse!
Department of Environmental Protection
Illegal Dumping Hotline
Hazardous Waste Violations
Satellite Drop-off Sites
Business Recycling (SORRT)