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What is illegal dumping? 


  dumping at roadside area

Illegal Dumping is often a crime of opportunity and occurs in remote locations of the County, on back roads or in neighborhoods. In San Joaquin County, illegal dumping is described as any material that measures at least one cubic yard or about as much as can fit in the trunk of a full-size car.

When illegal dumping occurs, the damage to neighborhoods and the environment can be severe:

 • Property values decline where illegal dumping is widespread.

  dumping industrial hazmat

Unreported illegal dumping results in more illegal dumping. Illegal dumpers find an easy location and keep coming back.        

Illegally dumped material quickly becomes a breeding habitat for mice, rats and mosquitoes, which can spread diseases such as encephalitis, and West Nile Virus Disease. For the health and safety of yourself and your family, report illegal dumping pile!

Illegal dumping is hazardous to the environment. Refrigerators, tires, auto parts and televisions may contain heavy metals and others toxins.

Illegal dumping piles can also be a traffic hazard.

Illegal dumping costs County tax and rate payers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Without the help of County residents and visitors, this problem will continue.

San Joaquin County is working to hard to fight this problem!

But we can't do it alone.

Get educated! Get Involved!

Your neighborhood and your County need your help!


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If you need to dispose trash and waste materials such as  electronics, household hazardous waste, and other materials, please check the information about the disposal locations and times.