Illegal dumping is the intentional dumping of solid waste on public or private property without the knowledge or consent of the property owner. It includes littering along road rights-of-way.
Causing or allowing unauthorized dumping is illegal and may result in substantial penalties. Illegally dumping large amounts of debris or hazardous waste materials is a felony and those convicted face stiff penalties.
Illegal dump sites can be found throughout Volusia County. Cleaning up these sites costs the county and its residents more than $100,000 annually. Three compliance officers from the Solid Waste Division police the 1,200 square miles of Volusia County to try to catch illegal dumpers.
Please report illegal dumping and dump sites to Volusia County Solid Waste compliance officers. They can enforce any local laws and ordinances that prohibit illegal dumping. They also can work with state officials to enforce state laws that prohibit dumping.
Our Solid Waste compliance officers are dedicated to investigating and resolving citizen reports of illegal dumping. While not every complaint can be solved quickly, be assured we are committed to investigating promptly and taking appropriate action.
You are encouraged to provide as much information as possible, including:
You may remain anonymous. We only ask for your identity so we can contact you in case we need more information to investigate your complaint and to provide you with information on the results of our investigation. Despite the best intentions, anonymous complaints often do not provide enough information to pursue the complaint properly. If you wish to remain anonymous and do not provide enough information, we will be unable to investigate your complaint thoroughly.
Report the information to Volusia County Solid Waste at 386-943-7889.
Accumulation of inoperable or junk cars parked in yards or other types of junk -- including discarded or used building materials, scrap metal, car parts, and old furniture -- stored outside in residential zones on private property should be reported to Code Enforcement at 386-736-5925.
If you've received a warning notice, we urge you to comply with its directives by the compliance deadline. If you believe you are not responsible for the violation, please read the notice carefully and contact the Volusia County Solid Waste at 386-943-7889 as quickly as possible.
If you have other questions relating to your notice, please contact Volusia County Solid Waste at 386-943-7889.
Throwing trash such as paper, bottles, cans and food containers on the ground is littering. Littering is illegal, harmful to the environment and just looks bad. The Solid Waste Division encourages residents to reduce litter and illegal dumping in our communities with one simple message - Don't trash it. Can It!
Here’s how you can help!