Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste in an area where it is not permitted. This could be along a back property line, along a stream bank, in the woods, or in some other off-road area. Another form of illegal dumping involves putting debris or pouring anything other than stormwater runoff into a storm sewer inlet.
Illegal dumping is a concern because it pollutes our rivers and causes our rivers and streams to look trash. Are you a Water Polluter? Find out....
If you observe illegal dumping or if you see anyone pouring something into a storm drain inlet, please call the City of Fort Wayne at 311!
Frequently Asked Questions about Illegal Dumping