If you provide information about illegal dumping that leads to a fine or civil penalty, you may be eligible to receive up to half of the payment. To earn the reward, you must complete the Illegal Dumping Award Program Affidavit.
You can get more information about the Illegal Dumping Award Program and a tip form or affidavit to report illegal dumping.
Learn more about the Illegal Dumping Award Program.
Get an Illegal Dumping tip form or affidavit.
What You Need
Your report must include:
- The time, date, and location of the incident
- A description of the vehicle, including license plate number
- The type and amount of dumped material
Mail the completed tip form or notarized affidavit to:
Director of Enforcement
NYC Department of Sanitation
1824 Shore Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11214
What Happens Next
After you mail the tip form or affidavit, you will get a status update in the mail after a few weeks of mailing either document.
If the respondent pleads not guilty to the notice of violation, you will be required to testify at the hearing. You can also request a hearing on the affidavit form. If a hearing is necessary, you will receive the date and time of the hearing in the mail.
If you're available by phone and can guarantee your appearance in court within two hours of being called, you can request a telephone standby on the affidavit form. Telephone standbys are only available at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1 PM.
Illegal dumping cases are heard in the borough where the violation occurs. For locations and hours, visit the City-Issued Violation or Summons page.