Environmental Crimes Unit

A District Attorney Investigator and Investigative Technician are assigned to the Environmental Crimes Unit. The sole purpose of this unit is the investigation of people who illegally dump on public or private land in Shasta County. To report illegal dumping call 1-866-61-TRASH or email the Environmental Crimes Unit. Rewards of up to $500.00 are being offered for the arrest and conviction of illegal dumping offenders. In-progress illegal dumping should be immediately reported to the non-emergency number of the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.

The illegal dumping on Shasta County property will be the responsibility of the County to clean and remove, however the cleanup and removal of illegally dumped material on private property is the responsibility of the private landowner. Should a suspect be convicted for illegally dumping on either County or privately owned property, the District Attorney's Office will attempt to seek restitution for the costs of cleanup through the criminal prosecution process.