What Is Illegal Dumping and How Can I Report It?
Illegal dumping is dumping of any waste, whether it is oil, furniture, appliances, trash, litter or landscaping cuttings, etc., upon any public right-of-way, City property or private property, without consent of the owner.
The Code Enforcement Department with the assistance of the Wharton Police Department patrols City neighborhoods daily to deter illegal dumping and investigate citizen complaints. Community help is essential to catching and deterring illegal dumping.
The City encourages anyone who encounters an illegal dump that has already taken place to report it. If you observe someone dumping illegally, please take down the following information:
Date, time and location of incident
Description of vehicle and license plate number- Photos (optional)
Description of person(s) dumping
What items/materials were being dumped- Photos (optional)
Your name and phone number (optional)
Report the information to the following agencies:
Illegal Dumping in Progress:
If you witness illegal dumping, call the non-emergency number for the Wharton Police Department at 979-532-3131 to report illegal dumping.
Illegal Dumping NOT in Progress:
Call City of Wharton Code Enforcement Department at 979-532-2491, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With adequate information and an eyewitness who is willing to testify, the City will investigate and pursue criminal charges against identified violators.