Help us keep your forests safe and clean… clean of illegally dumped household, construction, and industrial waste, that is.
About 200 illegal dumping sites on state trust land were located last year on our map: Illegal Dumping Sites on Washington State Trust Land. DNR’s Law Enforcement Service says that for every known site there may be two or three more that haven’t been found, were cleaned up by eager volunteers (thanks!), too difficult to reach at this time, or awaiting investigation.
Illegal dumping costs DNR around $200,000 a year. Most sites cost a few hundred dollars to clean up but the cost can rise substantially when we suspect hazardous chemicals. Also costing more to clean up are places where people dumped trash or cars into steeply sloped areas, creeks or wetlands.
Please call 911 when you spot suspicious activities on public or private lands.
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