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!
- 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 four household items for free at the Waste Reduction Center. (Disposal fees may apply for additional items.)
- Only set out large items when you have an appointment. Residents in the Urban Services District can schedule a Large Item Pickup for up to 4 large items. 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.
View and print our Illegal Dumping Educational Flyer (English and Spanish).
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 or call 502-574-8116.
These two men in a blue Chevy Silverado dumped a trailer of debris in an alley of the 3100 block of River Park Dr. This vehicle had an Ohio temporary tag in the back window.
This man in a dark grey Chevy Silverado dumped a trailer full of debris in the alley of the 2600 block of Greenwood Ave. There is significant damage to the tailgate.
This man used a black Toyota Tundra to dump a trailer of mattresses and furniture off South Park Rd.
This man used a red Chevy Silverado to dump a mattress on the side of South Park Rd.
This man used a silver Chevy Silverado to dump a mattress and couch on the side of South Park Rd.
These two men used a white Ford F-150 to dump a mattress on the side of South Park Rd. The license plate shown does not belong to this vehicle.
These two individuals used a white Buick to dump bags of garbage in the alley of 700 block of 24th St.
This man used a red Toyota car to dump bags of garbage and boxes in the alley of the 3600 block of Parthenia Ave. The front end of this car is painted black.
This man used a silver SUV was used to dump couches onto the ground in the 3500 block of Parthenia Ave.
UPDATE: This man has been identified, citation issued, and vehicle impounded! This man used a silver Nissan Titan to dump tires onto the ground in the 3500 block of Parthenia Ave. The plate was removed from the vehicle but there are several identifying stickers on the back window.
This man used a black pickup truck and trailer to dump furniture and carpet onto the ground in the 1400 block of S 10th St.
This man used a silver pickup truck to dump couches in the 1400 block of S 10th St.
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