Illegally dumped trash is more than just an eyesore! It is expensive to clean up, it negatively impacts our quality of life and economic development, and the plastic debris may end up in our waterways and oceans.
It is unlawful to dump any waste on property that is not licensed as a disposal facility. Illegal dumpers are subject to fines and impoundment of vehicles.
Help Stop Illegal Dumping
- To report materials that have been illegally dumped or "junk" set out on the wrong day, use Metro311 or 574-5000.
- If you WITNESSED A PERSON illegal dumping and have information (pictures, license plate #, etc.), please report it on our new online form.
- Keep an eye out for the vehicles our Enforcement Team is currently looking for!
- Don't contribute to the problem!
- If you hire someone to dispose waste for you, ask to see their Waste Hauler License and do not pay without a disposal receipt. Properly disposing of truck loads of materials costs at least $50 - if you're charged less than that, be suspicious. Perpetrators will often take your money and illegally dump your items to avoid the disposal fee. Drop off up to three household items for free at the Waste Reduction Center. (Disposal fees may apply for additional items.)
- Only set out junk or bulky items during your scheduled set out period. Residents in the Urban Services District can sign up for set out reminders using the Recycle Coach app. Residents outside of the Urban Services District should call their contracted waste hauler for information.
- Tips to Prevent Illegal Dumping on your Property
- Keep your property well lit and clear of overgrown trees and shrubs.
- Monitor your property - the presence of illegally dumped materials or bulky items set out too early attracts additional dumping.
- Install security cameras - send your video or photos anonymously to us and enforcement officers can use identifying information to catch the perpetrator.
The Louisville Metro Solid Waste Enforcement Team is currently looking for these vehicles. If you see any of these vehicles or have any information about their location, please report to Whitney Hickman, using this form or by calling 502-574-8116.
This black and white two toned Ford F150 was used to dump a couch and chair in the alley off S 10th St (District 6)
This white Ford truck with a red utility/flatbed was used to dump improper items at the recycling dumpster on Bethany Ln (District 14)
This man in a black Chevy Silverado was captured dumping a chair onto the ground at the unstaffed recycling dumpster in Fairdale. Plate # 254GCL
These two men were captured on camera dumping improper materials including wood and shingles into the recycling dumpster in Fairdale.
This man was captured on camera dumping carpet at the recycling dumpster in Fairdale in a Silver/White Ford hatchback car with a black front bumper.
This man was captured on camera dumping carpet onto the ground at the recycling dumpster in Fairdale in a 2010 Toyota Tacoma. Plate # BPK 755.
This man dumped construction debris at the Fairdale recycling dumpster on two separate occasions. After searching, the individual turned the vehicle into our Enforcement Team and paid $750 in fines and up to $250 in impound fees.
This silver Chevy Suburban was used to dump in an alley off W Kentucky St in District 6. This vehicle had their plate covered but has a damaged rear passenger tail light and a dent in the bumper.
This four-door F-150 was used to dump tree debris at a dead end street in District 24. Color and plate number are unknown.
These two individuals were captured on camera dumping tree debris in a 2008 red Chevy Silverado 1500 in an alley on Parthenia Ave. (District 15) The owner of the truck has been identified but our Enforcement Team is still trying to locate the truck.
These two individuals were captured on camera dumping construction debris at the recycling dumpster in Fairdale on two separate occasions. After searching for several weeks the vehicle was located and impounded at the home of the men that dumped. A citation was issued for $750 in fines and $250 in impound fees.
This white Dodge truck was used to dump two mattresses in an alley off W Jefferson St in District 5. Indiana Plate # PAT320
This white Dodge four door truck was used to dump a truck load of junk at the recycling dumpster in Fairdale. One of the men in the pictures has been captured on camera dumping various items three different times in different vehicles.
This 2001 White Ford truck with ladder rack was used to dump scrap wood debris at the recycling dumpster in Fairdale. This truck has “Thomas Equipment” Logo on the side and unit number 6 at the rear. Plate #BNB643
This white Ford work truck with a black flat/utility bed was used to dump improper materials including grass, wood, and shingles at the recycling dumpster in Fairdale on two separate occasions. It has a large “H” on the side believed to be an old logo.
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