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What happens when I report a litter violator?
We greatly appreciate your interest in keeping our state and regional roadways clean.
When you report a violation to the ADOT Litter Hotline through the Don't Trash Arizona web site, the toll free number (1-877-3LITTER), or the Keep Arizona Beautiful web site, a letter is sent out to the individual notifying the licensed owner of the vehicle that someone witnessed litter being tossed from the vehicle. (For a copy of the letter, click here.) A complimentary vehicle litterbag is also sent to the violator in hopes of encouraging them to dispose of litter properly.
Please note that if you are reporting violators, you do need to provide all of the information requested. This helps Keep Arizona Beautiful ensure that the littering incident is legitimate and not a joke, prank or revenge call. The information you provide is kept strictly confidential and is not used for any other purpose. No citation is issued. In order for litterers to receive a citation, the violation must be witnessed by a law enforcement officer. Those who are caught and cited must pay a hefty fine of up to $500 or more.
Please don't give up on reporting those violators—we believe we can change behavior with education and by reminding Arizonans of the health, safety, environmental and economic consequences of freeway litter.
Thank you again for taking pride in our beautiful state.