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Report an Environmental Problem

Spills Reporting
If you caused a hazardous waste or oil spill, you are REQUIRED to report it. (see Mandatory reporting)

If you see a spill or other environmental problem, we encourage you to report it. The sooner Ecology knows about an incident, the quicker we can act to reduce damages to our environment and protect sensitive natural resources.

Contact us by phone, online form or E-mail

Please contact the Ecology regional office for the county where the problem is located.
To identify the correct region, see the directory and map below.

  • Talk to a person: Report by phone if it's an emergency. Phones are staffed around the clock. However, if you are asked to leave a message, please do so and someone will call you back shortly.
  • Report online: Our Online Reporting Form makes it easy to report detailed information. To access the appropriate form, click on the map below for the region where the problem is located.
  • Send an email for quick and easy reporting. Use the email links on the directory below.

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.

Report an environmental problem

Please 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 us by phone, E-mail or online form

Find the Ecology regional office for the county where the problem is located:
  • Southwest Region - 1-360-407-6300   |   E-mail   |   Online Form   |
    (Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties)
  • Northwest Region - 1-425-649-7000   |   E-mail   |   Online Form   |
    (Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties)
  • Central Region - 1-509-575-2490   |   E-mail   |   Online Form   |
    (Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties)
  • Eastern Region - 1-509-329-3400   |   E-mail   |   Online Form   |
    (Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties)

-OR- click on a region to go to the Online Reporting Form:

Ecology's Regions Ecology Headquarters in Lacey, WA. Eastern region includes Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties. Central region includes Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties. Southwest region includes Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. Northwest region includes Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.