City cracking down on illegal dumping

RID logo

The City of Sacramento is launching the RID – Report Illegal Dumping Campaign, which promotes an expanded reward program for citizens who assist the city in identifying dumpers as well as alerts violators that the City is watching and pursuing those who illegally dump.

“Illegal dumping is a blight on our community. It is not acceptable, and we are calling on citizens to help us eliminated this scourge from our streets and neighborhoods,” said City Councilmember Allen Warren. “We have the tools to reward those who can help us with information and the teeth to exact a punishment in the form of fines and arrests for those we catch dumping.”

The new reward program went into effect on July 5, 2014 and now offers between $500 and $1,000 for information on violators that leads to either a citation or misdemeanor conviction.

Citizens are being urged to call 311, go to or use the Sac311 App to report any illegal pile they see and provide any information on the dumpers if they witnessed the violation.

If you witness illegal dumping in progress, note the license plate, vehicle make and model, and description of the violator and immediately call 311 to file a report.

Details on how the reward program works and who is eligible is available here.

Leave a Reply