Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping means leaving waste on public or private land without authorization, or into storm drains, sewers, and waterways. It has become a serious problem across the country as people try to avoid the cost or inconvenience of proper disposal.

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Location pin California Bureau of Automotive Repair

NotesReport illegal automotive repair shops

Location pin California Fish and Game Cal-Tip

7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

NotesIf you witness a poaching or polluting incident or any fish and wildlife violation, or have information about such a violation, call the toll free CalTIP number.

Location pin California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

NotesTo report oil and chemical spills occurring in or threatening rivers, bays or wetlands. (This is also the primary reporting number for agencies such as Fish & Game, and the Regional Water Quality Control Boards.)i

Location pin City of Santa Rosa Spill Reporting Hotline

69 Stony Cir
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

NotesReport spills or dumping in city creeks within the city limits of Santa Rosa.; outside the city limits call (707) 576-1371.

Location pin North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

5550 Skylane Blvd., Ste. A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NotesIllegal dumping of toxics near a creek/stream (including the Russian River to the Oregon border) NORTH OF COTATI within Region 1 in Sonoma County. To file an environmental complaint, visit If the situation is an emergency, please dial 911. Visit to determine if address is within the Board's region.

Location pin Russian River Watershed Association

Location pin Sonoma County Environmental Health Division

625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

NotesTo report a discharge of animal waste, public pool water, or solid waste.

Location pin State of California San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

1515 Clay St, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612

NotesIllegal dumping of toxics near a creek/stream (including the Petaluma River, Sonoma Creek, related tributaries and wetlands) SOUTH OF COTATI within Region 2 in Sonoma County. The spill and complaint hotline is checked 4 times per day, even on weekends. Visit to determine if address is within the Board's region. See website for more instruction.