Kaufman County Sheriff's Office 1900 E. US Hwy. 175 | PO Drawer 849 | Kaufman, TX 75142 | 972-932-4337| Emergency Dial 9-1-1

 

Environmental Crimes Unit

The goal of the environmental crimes unit is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Kaufman County through education and enforcement. Littering and the illegal dumping of garbage and tires is a growing problem that presents serious environmental and public health concerns for the residents of Kaufman County.

Trash and tire piles present the ideal living and breeding environment for rodents, and mosquitoes that transmit disease. In addition, illegally dumped material presents the risk of physical injury resulting from contact with broken glass, sharp metal, and biological and chemical waste.

Many materials that are illegally dumped contain toxic or hazardous substances that can cause air pollution that can harm the health of persons exposed to the fumes, and also damage the environment.

Illegal open burning causes harmful pollutants to be released into the air. This also impacts the quality of air people breathe on a daily basis, specially those with breathing difficulties. Burning garbage emits foul odors that make life unpleasant for those in the affected area.

If you would like to report or inquire about littering, dumping and environmental crimes please e-mail us at dowden@kaufmanso.com or dykes@kaufmanso.com

You can report environmental crimes by calling 972-932-4337.

         “Help us keep Kaufman County Clean”

Helpful Links

www.trashbusters.org

www.nctcog.org