Phone: (408) 535-8550
Report and Prevent Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping occurs when people dump large amounts of garbage such as furniture, appliances, and hazardous waste instead of using the City’s garbage and recycling services. Placing these items on the curb without scheduling a junk pickup appointment is also illegal dumping.
Learn how to:
- Report and prevent illegal dumping
- Schedule a free junk pickup
- Schedule a free HHW drop-off appointment
Keep Litter Out of Creeks
Litter is small amounts of trash that pollute our streets and creeks.
If you see litter, please pick it up and put it in a trash can before it is swept into a storm drain and washed into the nearest creek.
To report a vandalized or damaged trash can (public litter can), please complete the Public Litter Can Service Request form.
Report Dumping into Storm Drains
To report illegal dumping in or near storm drains in streets, parking lots, parks, shopping centers, parking lots, etc.:
You can help 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
- Creek Connections Action Group
Share Your Litter Cleanup Accomplishments
Show San José that you care by sharing your accomplishments and photos on social media, tagging @SJEnvironment on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and using the hashtag #KeepSJClean. Together we can make a difference!