Dumping trash in the desert has been going on since man arrived. With development and civilization we have set up a process for trash removal. It goes to the municipal dump at Apex. Trash is picked up each week at your curb so please bag it or can it. Large items are also picked up at your curb.
If you have a truck load or trailer load take it to the transfer station. It’s free and only takes a little bit of your time. If you’re a commercial entity, then yes you will pay a fee, but that is part of doing business.
Dumping is the desert is illegal.
It is bad for the environment and it is bad for the wildlife that lives there. Many outdoor enthusiasts are tired of seeing trash in the desert. It will be reported and law-breakers are caught. Trail Watch volunteers are trained to report illegal dumping. Fines for illegal dumping are $500.00 and up. Many volunteers have been involved in trail clean up events for years. It is still amazing how much gets dumped in our desert. “Eyes and Ears” are watching the desert along the River Mountains Loop Trail. Please bag it and can it at the curb and if you pack it in, be sure to pack it out.
What To Do
If you find dumped materials:
If you did not witness the dumping, but want to file a complaint about illegally dumped materials, gather information on the materials, such as:
- Description of materials
- Date you observed the materials
Submit all complaints to Clark County Health District:
If you witness or know of materials illegally dumped:
If you have witnessed an illegal dumping or know of a site where materials have been illegally dumped, gather as much information as possible, such as:
- Name of individual, if known
- Vehicle description
- License plate Information
- Date and time of dumping
- Dump site location
- Description of material (household trash, construction materials, landscape trimings)
- Pictures you have taken
Submit all information to City of Henderson:
- Code Enforcement phone: (702) 267-3950
- Online using Contact Henderson
- Trail Watch online report for volunteers