The Illinois EPA takes pollution complaints seriously and is committed to responding to complaints as quickly as possible. By using the Illinois EPA online complaint form process, your complaint can be received and the investigation process begun much more quickly than sending a complaint through the mail.
The Illinois EPA receives pollution complaints on many subjects, including: open dumping of garbage/construction debris, odor complaints from industrial/agricultural facilities, and illegal discharges into streams/rivers or other threats to public health and the environment.
You may report a pollution complaint by:
- Completing and submitting the Pollution Complaint form electronically.
- Downloading the complaint form (en español) from a PDF file off the Illinois EPA website and mailing it to the Illinois EPA or faxing it to (217) 785-8346.
- Completing a hard copy Pollution Complaint Form, which is available at any Illinois EPA field office and mailing it to the Illinois EPA.
- At times, particularly for persistent incidents, the Illinois EPA may ask a complainant to keep a log of incidents. A record or log may assist the Illinois EPA with enforcement.
If you are reporting an environmental emergency, please also contact the Illinois Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-782-7860.