Report a Problem or Violation

Report an Environmental Problem to Department of Ecology

If you see a spill or other environmental problem, we encourage you to report it.

Contact Ecology by phone, E-mail or online form

NOTE: If you are reporting an environmental issue and want to remain ANONYMOUS, use the Online Form ONLY. 

  • Talk to a person: Report by phone if it's an emergency. Phones are staffed around the clock at 1-425-649-7000. However, if you are asked to leave a message, please do so and someone will call you back shortly. You can also report concerns to staff at Ecology’s Bellingham Field Office at 360-255-4400.
  • Report online: Our Online Reporting Form makes it easy to report detailed information. The online form can be accessed at Online Form.
  • Send an email for quick and easy reporting. Click here to e-mail.
NOTE: You may request that your personal information be kept confidential. Email and on-line reports are reviewed during office hours. Please report all emergencies by phone.

What to Report

Please be ready with as much of the following information as possible: 

  • What is the problem?
  • Where is the problem? Please be as specific as possible.
  • What kind of material is involved?
  • How much is there?
  • Who is responsible for the material?