STOP ILLEGAL
DUMPING

HELP CLEAN UP
OUR ROADS


If you’ve ever driven by an old couch, broken refrigerator or a heap of trash on the side of the road, we’re the ones who manage the clean up.

Illegal dumping is a big problem in Fresno County. It’s not only a safety hazard but it can also cause serious health and environmental problems. When our team is out in the field responding to illegal dump sites, it takes away from other important work we could be doing — everything from repaving roads to ensuring traffic signs are properly working. Let’s all work together to keep our roads safe and clean! Avoid illegal dumping fines and don’t leave trash along our streets.

You can do your part to stop illegal dumping by immediately reporting any activity you see.

If you see a pile of illegal dump on the street- don’t wait-report it.

THE EFFECTS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING


Environmental
Health
Economic

CAUGHT SOMEONE IN THE ACT OF DUMPING ILLEGALLY?

Fresno County has a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal dumpers. Illegal dumping/littering is a misdemeanor level offense under California Penal Code 374.

First offense:

$250 to $1,000 fine and 8 hours community service

Second offense:

$500 to $1,500 fine and 16 hours of community service

Third offense:

$750 to $3,000 fine and 24 hours of community service

Those found to be illegally dumping could be liable for the entire cost of the cleanup which can result in thousands of dollars.

If you are seeing someone in the act of dumping illegally, please call the Sheriff’s Department at (559) 600-3111.

Fresno County Sheriff’s Department
(559) 600-3111

FRESNO COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THESE DISPOSAL FACILITIES


American Avenue Disposal Site
18950 W American Ave, Kerman CA
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 


Shaver Lake Transfer Station 
42089 Dinkey Creek Rd, Shaver Lake CA
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
May 1 through December 1 

Not sure what to do with your Household Hazardous Waste? The Fresno County HHW program offers free residential drop-off services. Please remember to call the locations to make sure that the material is accepted prior to drop off and be on the lookout for Drop Off Events in a city near you! Visit our Drop Off Sites and Resources here.

PREVENTION TIPS

If you observe someone illegally dumping, please take down the following information and report it on Fresno County’s GoFRESNO app to access services and information 24/7/365, or call Road Maintenance and Operations at 559-600-4240, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Date, time and location of the incident
  • Description of vehicle and license plate number
  • Description of person dumping
  • What items were being dumped
  • Lock your container
  • Post a warning sign
  • Keep your waste area clean
  • Install a security camera
  • Fence your area
  • Lock/cover your bin
  • Post a warning sign
  • Avoid street placement

CALL AFTER THE FACT!
IF YOU SEE IT! REPORT IT!

If you see a pile of illegal dump after the fact and would like to report it please use Fresno County’s GoFRESNO app to access services and information 24/7/365 or call Public Works and Planning – Road Maintenance & Operations at 559-600-4240 to help keep our County clean.

For a complete list of free drop-off locations and information for Fresno County residents visit CleanUpFresnoCounty.com

(559) 600-4240
(800) 742-1011 Toll Free
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm

RdMaint@fresnocountyca.gov

Get the free GoGov app here

In the case of a serious or life-threatening situation, call 911.