Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping in Texas

A person is littering if disposing of junk, garbage, refuse, or other solid waste on a public highway, public property, or a waterway.

Discarding trash in a county park, near a highway, or in bar ditches is prohibited.

Trucks hauling materials which can be spilled must cover their loads.

Improper disposal, storage, or handling of any used oil is a Felony offense: Fines up to $50,000 and 5 years in jail

Disposing or discarding of a lead-acid battery except to an authorized collection or recycling business is prohibited : Fines up to $4,000 and 1 year in jail

It is illegal to have inoperable vehicle(s) visible from public right-of-ways: Fines up to $200 with the vehicle being abated

Report Illegal Dumping

  • Call your Local Code Enforcement Official
  • Call 1-877-897-DUMP
  • Health Department
  • Police
  • WCTCOG Regional Services Director at 325-672-8544
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Region 3-Abilene) at 325-698-9674