Illegal Disposal, Litter and Backyard Burning

The Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service does not work directly on illegal dumping, litter or back yard burning. This web page acts as a connection to resources offered by sister agencies and other organizations in North Carolina and beyond our borders. For more information see below

Illegal Disposal

Illegally disposed of trash on the roadFor facts on illegal disposal and its effects, visit the following sites:


For resources on litter and to learn what you can do in your community to help fight litter, please visit:

Backyard Burning

It is illegal to burn trash and non-vegetative materials in North Carolina. For more information about open burning and air quality, please visit: