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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jun 02

What is Illegal Dumping and How Can it be Prevented?

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 8:18 AM by Latoya Jefferson

Despite the actions of way too many people, it really is illegal to dump trash and debris on any property without consent of the property owner. This includes dumping debris on City right of ways, vacant lots, sidewalks and even in front of a neighbor’s house. The City of Newport News is asking residents to partner with them and battle the ongoing problem of illegal dumping in the community by opening up the lines of communication. 6-2 illegal dumping scaled

Call 311 or email to report sightings of illegal dumping. City residents who pay a Solid Waste user fee have the option to dispose of a variety of materials at the Recovery Operations Center, located at 550 Atkinson Way. For questions on how or where to dispose of unwanted items or debris, please contact the City’s 311 Center at or 757-933-2311.