Illegal Dumpsites

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.