Discarding trash or other unwanted items anywhere but an approved landfill, transfer station or incinerator is considered illegal dumping. It is against the law. Most illegal dumping occurs in secluded locations. Wooded areas, roadsides
Often times these illegal dumps attract curious children—posing a significant health and safety risk. Additionally, rodents and other vermin are attracted to discarded food scraps and dirty diapers. Regulated final disposal facilities take measures to control litter, limit pests and prevent unauthorized entry.
To report an illegal dump, contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.