Progress on new effort to curb illegal dumping

FLORENCE - The Pinal County Attorney's Office is announcing a new rewards program that will serve as one component in a multifaceted approach to curbing illegal dumping.

The Rewards Program will allow residents who submit tips that lead to charges in an illegal dumping case the chance to earn a monetary reward. The offender could then end up being placed in the Diversion Program, which will bring fines and/or participation in community cleanups.

The goal of the program is to reduce and deter illegal dumping. County staff are also diligently working to create a new, one-stop-shop web page to better help residents find dumping resources and alternative options. The new web page will also allow for the submission of tips on those illegally dumping trash and debris.

The new web page, rewards program and revamped focus on illegal dumping will rollout in the next several weeks.

Please see below for a message from County Attorney Kent Volkmer on the status of the county's efforts.