Report an environmental issue

We respond to incidents that damage land, air, and water. You can help protect the environment by immediately telling us if you see a problem that is causing pollution. The sooner we know, the sooner we can take action.

What to report

  • Report a spill to water immediately. Call 1-800-OILS-911 (1-800-645-7911).
  • Please report all emergencies, including spills in water, by phone.
  • Citizens and businesses are encouraged to report anything that may be polluting land, air, or water. When in doubt, call us.

Problem sources we want to know about include:

  • Spilled oil or other hazardous material
  • Smoke caused by non-permitted burning
  • Illegal dumping
  • Illegal water use
  • Polluted, oily, or murky water (high turbidity)

Be ready with as much of the following information as possible:

  • What is the problem?
  • Where is the problem?
  • What kind of material is involved?
  • How much is there?
  • Who is responsible for the material?

Contact our regional offices

Report other spills and environmental problems by web form, email or phone

  • Contact the Ecology regional office in the county where the problem is located.
  • Call any time, 24 hours a day.
  • If you are asked to leave a message, please do so and someone will call you back soon.
  • You may request that your personal information remain confidential.
Southwest Regional Office

Southwest Regional Office

Counties: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum

Online: Southwest region reporting form
Email:
swroerts@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 360-407-6300

Northwest Regional Office

Northwest Regional Office

Counties: Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom

Online: Northwest region reporting form
Email:
 nwroerts@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 425-649-7000

Central Regional Office

Central Regional Office

Counties: Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima

Online: Central region reporting form
Email: croerts@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 
509-575-2490

Eastern Regional Office

Eastern Regional Office

Counties: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman

Online: Eastern region reporting form
Email: dixie.smith@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 
509-329-3400