Report Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a serious nuisance that is plaguing the Hartford community and one that is getting special attention from the City of Hartford Department of Public Works, Hartford Police Department and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Illegal dumping is a criminal offense and anyone caught dumping can be faced with the following:

  • A fine of $219 for dumping anything bigger than one cubic foot per state law.
  • Arrest, a fine and/or confiscation of the vehicle involved
  • Lawsuit for clean-up costs and the collection of bigger fines – up to $25,000 per day.
  • Punishment as determined by federal law.

If you notice any illegal dumping activity in progress, please call your local Community Service Officer or the non-emergency police dispatch number at 860-757-4000.

All other illegally dumped items found anywhere in the City can be reported to Hartford 311 via the Hartford 311 app with photos or by calling 860-757-9311. 

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM