Click to Home
Go To Search
Urban Forest
San Jose Home
Illegal Dumping & Litter
Volunteers pick up litter in the Los Gatos Creek. Report and Prevent Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping is a serious issue that can affect your safety, your community, and the environment. Placing unwanted large items on the curb is illegal dumping. Learn how to report and prevent illegal dumping and how to schedule a free junk pickup.

Keep Trash Out of Creeks
Always throw trash in a trash can and never in our streets, sidewalks, or creeks. If you see litter, please pick it up and put it in a trash can before it is swept into the storm drain system and washed into the nearest creek.

Clean up trash in our creeks by volunteering with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition, Santa Clara Valley Water District's Adopt-A-Creek program, or the Creek Connections Action Group

Volunteer to help pick up litter on streets, trails and in our parks through the City of San José's Adopt-A-Park/Adopt-A-Trail or Anti-Litter programs.

Share Your Litter Cleanup Accomplishments

Show San José that you care by posting your community accomplishments to the SJEnvironment Facebook page. Share photos using the hashtag #KeepSJClean and tag us @SJEnvironment on Twitter and Instagram. Together we can make a difference!