Illegal dumping

You can help us reduce illegal dumping by reporting debris when you see it.

What to know

Illegal dumping is putting household or commercial garbage, litter or other items:

  • On private property without the property owner’s permission
  • Into any garbage cart, dumpster or receptacle on someone else’s property
  • Into public trash containers

If you see illegal dumping in progress, call 911.

If you notice illegal dumping has happened, contact 311

  • Get a description of the person and their vehicle.
  • If possible, go through the material and look for postmarked mail with a name and address. 
  • Never confront an illegal dumper yourself.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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