illegal-dumping_crop.jpgWe all know that illegal dumping–putting waste on property that is not licensed as a disposal facility–is an eyesore that is expensive to clean up, diminishes quality of life, discourages economic development and even sends plastic debris into our waterways.

That’s why people caught dumping along our city’s alleys, sidewalks, fields, riverbanks and roadsides are subject to fines and impoundment of any vehicle used in the dumping. That’s where citizens can help with the problem. If you witness illegal dumping while it’s happening, report it.

Metro Louisville has developed a new online form you can use to tell us where it happened, describe the vehicle(s) involved, preferably with license plate number(s), and even upload pictures. Of course you can always call Metro Call 311 or 574-5000. For more information about illegal dumping, including a link to the reporting form, visit the illegal dumping webpage.