Report an illegal dump site online using the RID Reporter.
Report a dump
Check status of past reports and view real-time data about the RID Patrol on the data dashboard.
Metro's bag program
Metro's bag program offers a free pickup and disposal service for those experiencing houselessness. You can use the RID Reporter to let the RID Patrol know of a bag to pick up.
Report a bag
Trash, old appliances, torn mattresses, used tires, broken furniture, oil, antifreeze and pesticides are a few of the things illegal dumpers leave on public lands, sidewalks, alleyways and waterways, putting human health and wildlife at risk.
RID Patrol cleans up illegal dump sites. It also investigates evidence found in illegal dumps and eye-witness accounts of dumping incidents on either public or private property.
Report rather than confront
If you see illegal dumpers in the act, do not confront them; call local police. Note the vehicle's license plate number, make and model, items dumped and location.
Prevent illegal dumping
If you plan to offer furniture, tires, construction materials or other items to the community, do not abandon them on street corners for “free.” Instead, keep items in your yard and list them on reuse sites such as freecycle.org or craigslist.org.
Hire only licensed businesses or haulers to take your garbage and bulky items. Get the person's name and license plate number, pay by check instead of cash, and get a receipt. If your garbage ends up illegally dumped, you may be subject to fines.
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