Environmental Spills & Complaints

spill on road

Dumping is not allowed in storm sewers, ditches, gutters, or storm water ponds. Pollutants from dumping flow directly to rivers, creeks and lakes.

We investigate dumping and stains that show waste was dumped on streets, or in gutters and storm sewers to:

  • Find out what was dumped and who dumped it
  • Determine if there is a threat to people or the environment
  • Make sure the problem is corrected

To report a concern, click the button below to fill out an online report. You can also call (608) 266-4821.  

Report a Problem

Things to Report

  • Concrete Waste: Wastewater from concrete truck chutes, water used for tool clean up, or dried residue in the gutter.
  •  Waste Water: Water that was dumped into the gutter from things like mopping and carpet cleaning.
  • Used Cooking Oil: Spills from tipped over storage drums and containers filled beyond capacity.
  • Automotive Fluids: Illegal dumping of motor oil or antifreeze. Vehicles that are leaking fluid.
  • Paint: Wet paint or water from tool/brush clean up dumped in the storm sewer.
  • Leachate: Rain that ran through a full dumpster, or liquids dumped in the trash leaking onto pavement.
  • Sediment: Pit dewatering (pulling water out of construction excavation area) without proper filtration.
  • Solid Waste: Mulch, soil, garbage, deposited in the street/gutter, or improperly stored waste.
  • Restaurant Hood Cleaning Waste: Discharges of cleansers or grease washed off restaurant ventilation equipment.
  • Pressure Washing Wastewater: Discharges from outside washing when the wastewater flows to the storm sewer.​​​

Illegal Dumping Blog Series

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