Municipal Landfill

Illegal Dumping

WHAT IS ILLEGAL DUMPING?

The discarding of any household trash, bulky items, yard trimmngs, medical waste, dead animals or hazardous materials in a place that is NOT PERMITTED to dispose of these materials.

Illegal duming is a misdemeanor under Nevadad Stae Law, punishable by fines and jail time (NRS 444.630)

Illegal duming has also been referred to as "Open Dumping" and "Midnight Hauling."  It is a careless, dangerous act that jeopardizes the health and safety of people, animals and the environment.

WHY DO PEOPLE DO IT?

People will make excuses such as "There is already trash piled there," "that is what everyone else does," "We had to get rid of this junk somewhere."  Some people do not understand the harm that they are doing to others and the evnironment.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

Put garbage where it beongs!!!  in trash bags and cans, in dumpsters, in a transfer station or landfill, or in a recycling bin.  You are also encouraged to participate in community activities and pick up trash when you see it.