Illegal Dumping: Tips & Resources


Reporting Illegal Dumping

For things you see dumped on the street or sidewalk (City right of way) please click here or call (415) 870-1202.

If you see active illegal dumping occurring, call the San Rafael Police Department immediately at (415) 485-3000.

Preventing Dumping on Your Property

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

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a methodology to deter criminal behavior through environmental design. The goal of this approach is to design a physical environment to promote positive behavior and reduce or eliminate criminal activity. Click here for easy CPTED tips and resources.

Removing Dumping from Your Property

Junk Haulers can be hired to remove illegally dumped items. Authorized junk haulers with San Rafael business licenses can be found through the Business License database. If hiring from haulers not on the list, ensure the hauler will provide a dump receipt to verify proper disposal. Don’t hire anyone that won’t verify that they took it to the dump!

Rent a Debris Box from Marin Sanitary Service, Grange Box, or another debris box rental company offers several size options for debris boxes to be rented.

E-Waste Collection Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) collects e-waste for FREE. They also collect tires and used motor oil to get recycled. Contact CCNB via phone (415) 454-4554 or email recycle@ccnorthbay.org to schedule a pick-up at your home!

Contact Downtown Streets Team to pick-up bulky items for a donation and responsibly dispose them.

More resources coming soon!

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