It is illegal to dump items anywhere in the County other than in an approved landfill. Taxpayers in Texas spend significant dollars each year cleaning up illegal dumps to prevent contamination of water, remove the breeding ground for insects and rodents that carry diseases and keep natural areas beautiful. Storing illegal substances is also a crime - not just dumping them. Penalties and fines vary upon the crime.
Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 365
Fines vary from less than $500 to up to $10,000, depending on weight and/or volume of illegal material. Also, jail time may be enforced in some cases from less than 180 days to up to two years.
Texas Transportation Code, Section 683
Offenses include inoperable vehicles visible from public right-of-way. Penalties may include a fine up to $200; vehicle may be abated.
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Williamson County Annex
Environmental Law Enforcement
301 S.E. Inner Loop, Ste. 102
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: (512) 943-1486
Fax: (512) 943-1440