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Illegal Dumping, Litter, and Scavenging

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Annually, there are over 25,000 reports of illegal dumping, littering, scavenging and waste-related violations in the City of San Diego. These reports are investigated by the Department's Solid Waste Code Enforcement team, a group responsible for enforcing the City's solid waste codes. Code Enforcement also provides anti-waste education and organizes more than 70 community cleanup/recycling events around the City each year.

To report illegal dumping, littering, scavenging or other waste-related violations, please use the City of San Diego's Get It Done app or call ESD at 858-694-7000.