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The Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Division is committed to stopping illegal dumping activity in our City. 

If you see it happening:

  1. Call 911 to report the crime in progress

  2. Try to get a description of the vehicle, license plate and a physical description of the people involved.  DO NOT approach the scene or try to stop the crime in progress.

If items are illegally dumped on your residential property:

  1. Solid Waste & Recycling customers can call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319)286-5375 to get a case number.    

  2. After obtaining a case number, Solid Waste & Recycling customers then must call the Solid Waste & Recycling Division with the case number. We will investigate the incident and get the mess cleaned up .

    If you have any concerns or experience repeat illegal dumping incidents on your residential property, please contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at any time (319)286-5897.

  3. Non-Solid Waste & Recycling Division Customers can call the CRPD to report illegal dumping on their residential property.  However, the Solid Waste & Recycling Division will not assist with any clean up, that is the responsibility of the private property owner.

  4. City residents can contact the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at any time,(319)286-5897, to report illegally dumped items on City property. 

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