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Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is an issue throughout Butte County.  If you see an illegal dumpsite, please use the forms below to report it.

Chapter 49 of the Butte County code establishes that unlawful refuse dumping is a violation. It is the responsibility of the producer of refuse to dispose of it legally.  Vehicles used to facilitate illegal dumping will be treated as a nuisance, seized, and forfeited by the District Attorney.

City of Chico code 9.22.010 prohibits the deposition or dumping of any kind of waste upon the streets, highways, waterways, or sewers. The city of Chico also offers a $50 reward for evidence of such violations.

If the illegal dump site is within the City of Chico limits, please report your concern using the City of Chico form.  If the encampment is on county unincorporated land, please use the Butte County form.  If you are unsure, please use this map to determine the jurisdiction of the area in question.


City of Chico

Butte County