The Sheriff’s Office allocates significant resources in the detection and apprehension of individuals who utilize illegal dumpsites in Washington County. Clues discovered at dump sites are pursued.
Illegal dumping is a misdemeanor unless a large number of tires are found, then the dumping is considered a felony.
Dumping tires is an environmental hazard and penalties are significantly increased.
When investigating a dumpsite, the most common items found are furniture, tires, roofing shingles, and disposable diapers. Yard waste is often found in these sites packed into plastic bags.