Illegal Dumping in Our Neighborhoods

The City of Cleveland and the Division of Police have drawn a line in the sand in the battle to rid the City of blight caused by criminals illegally dumping refuse and debris on vacant lands and along our roadways,” – Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Debris is regularly dumped within the City of Cleveland on vacant lots, abandoned homes, roadsides and alleys. Illegal dumping threatens the health, of our City and its residents, expends resources for cleanup and disposal that could be used elsewhere, and overall affects the quality of life of those that live, work and play in Cleveland.

On July 18, 2013 a concerned citizen forwarded the video on this post to the City of Cleveland. Because of their concern and quick thinking, the perpetrator has been cited for illegal dumping.

If you see someone illegally dumping debris do the following:

  • Get a detailed description of the car license plate number, make and color;
  • Provide a detailed description of the dumpers; race, height, build;
  • Record the date, time, and location of the incident; and
  • Call 664-DUMP (3867) with the information

A reward, in  an amount equal to one-half (1/2) of the fine which is actually imposed by a court and collected by the City, is available to any person who provides the City with information leading to the identification and conviction of any person for illegal dumping.

Residential Dumping Program

The City has a residential dumping program which allows residents to dispose up to 4 cubic yards of garage, yard and household debris or appliances at no cost 4 times annually, Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Ridge Road Transfer Station located at 3727 Ridge Road.

Proof of residency is required in the form of photo ID and current vehicle registration. Trailers must be less than 4×8 feet. The fee for additional dumps (5 and more per year- payable by credit card only) is $46.61 per ton for solid waste and $49.29/ton for bulk waste.  Tire disposal fee varies.

Prohibited debris includes: brick, dirt, concrete, cinder blocks, auto parts, drums, barrels, hazardous materials, liquid waste, and material violating EPA regulations.

Prohibited vehicles are: large trailers, cargo vans, stake body vehicles, dump trucks, commercial vehicles or those with truck plates, those which are enclosed or have ladder racks, pick-up trucks with built-up side boards, and trucks with additional trailers attempting to dump as one load.

Call 216.664.3162 or 664.4509 for more information.