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Welcome to the Illegal Dumping Website - a County of Los Angeles portal on anti-dumping information and to request a cleanup of nuisances of illegal dumping in unincorporated areas of LA County.

What is Illegal Dumping?

Illegal dumping is any unauthorized disposal of waste on any public or private property. Usually, people dump illegally to avoid collection and disposal fees, or because they believe proper disposal is just "too much trouble." To request a cleanup of nuisances of illegal dumping in unincorporated areas of LA County, call 1(888) 8DUMPING (888-838-6746) or through The Works iPhone and Android applications. The Works application offers a one-stop solution for unincorporated areas of LA County residents to address and track nuisances of illegal dumping and property violations. The free application can be downloaded at The Works or report it at the link to the left under Report Illegal Dumping.

An illegal dumpsite

Why is Illegal Dumping a Serious Problem for the communities of unincorporated areas of LA County?

There are three reasons: money, health, and the environment.

Specifically, illegal dumping:

  • Is a community eyesore

  • Decreases neighborhood property values

  • Costs taxpayers millions of dollars in clean-up costs

  • Negatively impacts plants and wildlife

  • Poses safety hazards to people, especially children

  • Provides a breeding ground for disease carrying rodents, insects and other vermin

  • Disrupts natural land and water processes and ruins wildlife habitat

  • Pollutes surface and ground water

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