Citizen Pollution Complaint

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Illinois EPA takes citizen pollution complaints seriously and is committed to responding to complaints as quickly as possible. By using the Agency’s online complaint form process, your complaint can be received and the investigation process begun much more quickly than sending a complaint through the mail.

Illinois EPA receives citizen pollution complaints on many subjects, including: open dumping of garbage/construction debris, odor complaints from industrial/agricultural facilities, illegal discharges into streams/rivers or other threats to public health and the environment.

If you are reporting an environmental emergency, please also contact the Illinois Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-782-7860.

You may report a citizen pollution complaint by: