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Illegal Dumping: Tips & Resources / Vertido Ilegal: Consejos y Recursos

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REPORT Illegal Dumping

You can use our online form or call our mainline at (415) 485-3355 to report illegal dumping in progress or the location of illegally dumped items.

If your property was dumped on and you have evidence about the suspect, please file a Vandalism report using the San Rafael Police Department’s (SRPD) Online Reporting Tool.

PREVENT Dumping on Your Property

If you have a surveillance camera, register it with the San Rafael Police Department.

To prevent illegal dumping, learn how Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) can be used in your home or business to discourage criminal activity.

REMOVE Dumped Items from Your Property

Junk haulers can be hired to remove illegally dumped items. Please review the Business License database for a list of authorized haulers with the City of San Rafael. All junk haulers must give you a receipt from the dump to verify proper disposal!

Rent a debris box from companies like Marin Sanitary Service or Grange Box to properly dispose of unwanted bulky items. Various dumpster sizes are available.

Electronic waste like televisions and computers is collected by the Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) for FREE. They also collect used tires and motor oil for recycling. Contact CCNB by phone at (415) 454-4554 or email to schedule a pick-up!

Contact the Downtown Streets Team to collect bulky items. Small donations requested.

Neighborhood Collection Events

The City is conducting a pilot project in conjunction with Zero Waste Marin and the Mattress Recycling Council to encourage the legal disposal of unwanted items and better understand community needs. The pilot includes a series of free furniture and mattress collection events for residents of multi-family complexes to drop off and recycle bulky items. More information and dates will be provided for 2021 soon.

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