Call 311 if you see anyone illegally dumping materials or have an environmental complaint to report.
The Chicago Department of Public Health’s inspectors respond to a variety of citizen complaints for environmental violations, such as odors, noise, air emissions, toxic or hazardous materials, junkyards and illegal dumping.
If you see someone dumping what may be hazardous waste, call 911.
Before you call, be prepared to tell us:
Please don't touch anything. You’ve done your part just by calling. The materials or emissions you're reporting could be toxic or harmful. Let our professional inspectors handle the matter.
About Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping, or "fly dumping," is the dumping of any waste material on public or private property without a permit from CDPH. Illegal dumping endangers public health by creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile Virus, attracts rats, poses hazards to children playing nearby and decreases property values.
Trash that is commonly dumped includes:
But it can be anything!