Illegal Dumping

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ILLEGAL DUMPING is the dumping of any waste such as furniture, appliances, trash, vegetation, oil and other forms of litter in any right-of-way, canal, lake, city property or private property, without the owner’s consent. Illegal dumping is a serious offense and can disrupt proper drainage and runoff; it can also attract disease-carrying creatures. If tolerated, it sends a message to violators that it is okay to dump garbage in your neighborhood.

If you observe someone illegally dumping, please take down the following information:

  • Date, time and location of incident
  • Description of vehicle and license plate number
  • Description of person(s) dumping
  • What items / materials were being dumped

Report the information immediately to the following agencies:

Wellington Code Compliance

(561) 791-4000

Wellington Solid Waste Department
(561) 791-4000

If the incident occurs after regular business hours, please call:

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

(561) 688-3000 (Wellington Substation)