Illegal Dumping

Dumping of solid wastes without a permit is illegal under the Solid Waste Act , unless a private landowner is managing their own waste on their property. Often, illegal dumping cases go undetected unless they are reported by the public. If you see a solid waste dump please contact your local environmental Field Office or your local public works or codes department if you live within an urban area.

Litter and road side dumping is addressed under the TN Litter Law and should be reported to local authorities or Tennessee Highway Patrol- litter control program.