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Illegal Dumping Investigation


Washington, DC, has a no tolerance position toward illegal dumping and urges residents to help spread the word. SWEEP inspectors patrol their assigned areas daily on the lookout for sanitation violations, such as illegal dumping.

If you spot trash or piles of debris that are not in proper containers (or they are set out in an otherwise unsanitary manner), not at a proper point of collection, or on a vacant lot or public property, please call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311 and provide the following information:

  • The location (street, alley, vacant lot, etc. with an address, if possible) of the dumping.
  • Make, model and license tag number of the vehicle used to carry the item(s) to the site.
  • Time and date when the dumping occurred.
  • What kind of materials were dumped.

After investigating the dumping the SWEEP inspector will make arrangements for clean-up of the public space. To report illegal dumping, call 311.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

250 E Street, SW

GIS Address: 
250 E Street, SW