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 What Is Illegal Dumping and How Can I Report It?


 

Illegal dumping is dumping of any waste, whether it is oil, furniture, appliances, trash, litter or landscaping cuttings, etc., upon any public right-of-way, City property or private property, without consent of the owner.

 

The Code Enforcement Department with the assistance of the Wharton Police Department patrols City neighborhoods daily to deter illegal dumping and investigate citizen complaints. Community help is essential to catching and deterring illegal dumping. 

 

The City encourages anyone who encounters an illegal dump that has already taken place to report it. If you observe someone dumping illegally, please take down the following information:

  • Date, time and location of incident

  • Description of vehicle and license plate number- Photos (optional)

  • Description of person(s) dumping

  • What items/materials were being dumped- Photos (optional)

  • Your name and phone number (optional)

 

Report the information to the following agencies:

 

Illegal Dumping in Progress:

If you witness illegal dumping, call the non-emergency number for the Wharton Police Department at 979-532-3131 to report illegal dumping.

 

Illegal Dumping NOT in Progress: 

Call City of Wharton Code Enforcement Department at 979-532-2491, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

With adequate information and an eyewitness who is willing to testify, the City will investigate and pursue criminal charges against identified violators.

 

City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

info@whartonfire.com

Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
 
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