Report a problem on the river
Dumping of trash in a park or in the Bronx River is a crime. If you witness this activity, call 911 to report it to the police as quickly as possible. Be sure to take license plate numbers and/or photographs of the activity if possible.
SPILLS IN THE WATER
If you notice a spill on the Bronx River, please call 718-430-4665 IMMEDIATELY to report the spill to the Bronx River Alliance. The Alliance will then contact the proper authorities so that the matter will be dealt with as quickly as possible.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE AT THE ALLIANCE, please call 311 and request that the operator report the spill to NYC Parks and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Be sure to get a report number from the operator. Then call the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Hotline at 1-800-457-7362. As soon as possible after noticing the spill, please fill out the Spill Report Form
. This form will be used as a record of what happened, what reports were made to other agencies and details of any follow up. Remember, photographs of spills are very important and help enable enforcement.
PROBLEMS ON THE BRONX RIVER GREENWAY
Call 311 to report any problems within a NYC Park.