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Environmental Enforcement Deputy

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has a full time Environmental Enforcement Deputy who is assigned to work hand in hand with the county’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department.  

The deputy patrols the county searching for and mitigating instances of illegal dumping and littering.  The deputy coordinates roadside litter prevention campaigns, roadside cleanup campaigns, and other programs designed to keep Pitt County the clean community that our citizens deserve.




Consequences of Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping can result in:

  • Three (3) years in jail

  • Confiscation of vehicle

  • Penalties up to $2,000

  • Three (3) times cost of cleanup


Covered Loads

All loads coming into the transfer stations must be covered. 

Fines for uncovered loads are as follows:

  • $100 first offense

  • $200 second offense

  • $400 subsequent offense


More information on the county’s Solid Waste & Recycling efforts may be found at:

File a Complaint or Have a Question?
If you see someone littering, spot an illegal dump site, or have questions regarding environmental laws and programs, contact:

Deputy Nick Whaley
Environmental Enforcement Deputy  
Office: (252) 902-3357
Cell: (252) 414-0378 

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Scan QR For Dump Site Complaint Form
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