Collier County prohibits dumping, mainly through two ordinances and provides for enforcement with the possibility of a $500 fine per violation.
Water Management Ordinance No. 1990-10 prohibits discharge of industrial or commercial waste or public, municipal or private sewage effluent into surface waters.
Litter Ordinance No. 2005-44 widely defines litter to include "any liquid other than uncontaminated water", and includes "plant and yard waste", and prohibits disposal of litter on publicly owned right-of-ways and dedicated easements.
For dumping of items such as yard waste and nuisance litter, call Collier County Code Enforcement 239-252-2440.
If you observe dumping or evidence of dumping, especially in proximity to water bodies or drainage features contact Collier County Pollution Control and Prevention 239-252-2502.
Collier County Pollution Control Section coordinates a complaint investigation program, responding to complaints regarding surface water, groundwater, wastewater, domestic sludge and hazardous waste.
They lead a cooperative network between other regulatory agencies, including all County Departments, all Fire Districts, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department of Health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Marine Patrol, South Florida Water Management District, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Updated February 22, 2017