spill on road

Dumping is not allowed in storm sewers, ditches, or storm water ponds. Pollutants from dumping flow directly to rivers, creeks and lakes.


  1. Investigate complaints or stains indicating that waste has been dumped on streets or gutters, or in storm sewers.
  2. Find out what was dumped, where it was dumped, and who dumped it.
  3. Determine if there is a threat to people or the environment.
  4. Make sure the problem is corrected.

To report a concern, click the button below to fill out an online report or call (608) 266-4821.  

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Common Complaints

  • Concrete Waste
    Concrete delivery truck chute wash-out, tool cleanup wash water, or dried residue in the gutter.
  • Waste Water
    Mop water, carpet cleaning waste water, or water from outside washing dumped into the gutter.
  • Used Cooking Oil
    Spills from tipped over storage drums and containers filled beyond capacity.
  • Automotive Fluids
    Illegal dumping of motor oil or antifreeze. Vehicles that are leaking fluid.
  • Paint
    Wet paint dumped in the storm sewer, or tool/brush clean-up in the gutter.
  • Leachate
    Rain filtering through a full dumpster, or liquids discarded in the trash leaking onto pavement.
  • Sediment
    Pit dewatering (pulling water out of construction excavation area) without proper filtration.
  • Solid Waste
    Mulch, soil, garbage, deposited in the street/gutter, or improperly stored waste. 
  • Restaurant Hood Cleaning Waste
    Discharges of cleansers or grease washed off restaurant ventilation equipment.