Environmental Crimes Task Force




The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Environmental Crimes Task Force works to investigate and prosecute environmental crimes – particularly open dumping.

Open dumping of scrap tires, garbage and other debris is a felony in the State of Ohio and punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and a jail sentence of two to four years.

Help us put an end to illegal dumping. It is a crime against your neighborhood, your property values and your health.

Report ILLEGAL Dumping

To report illegal dumping report it to your city using the instructions below or file a tip on Crime Stoppers (see link below). If you see dumping as it is occurring, you can help law enforcement by taking photos or video to document the vehicle, license plate number and people committing the crimes or simply write down a description if you are able. 
In the City of Cleveland
If you observe illegal dumping while it is happening please call 9-1-1 and report it immediately. If you find an area where illegal dumping has occurred already, call 216.664.DUMP (3867) to report the dumping.
In Other Communities
If you observe illegal dumping while it is happening please call 9-1-1 and report it immediately. If you find an area where illegal dumping has occurred already, call your local police department and file a police report. Once the report is made, request that they forward the report the Environmental Crimes Task Force for investigation.  
 

Crime Stoppers 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any suspected illegal dumper.

Call Crime Stoppers at 216.252.7463 or submit a tip here



ABOUT THE Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Environmental Crimes Task Force

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Environmental Crimes Task Force is a coalition of public agencies working to end the problem of open dumping in our community.

The partners work to aggressively identify, investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for violating the environmental laws of the State of Ohio. Such felony crimes include illegal dumping of solid waste, construction debris and scrap tires; illegal hauling and disposal of scrap tires; scrap metal theft; illegal disposal of hazardous waste and more. 

Partners include the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland Health Department Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County Sheriff, Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

Office:  (216) 623-5461
 

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