Report a Spill of Oil or Hazardous Material

If you see an oil spill or know of the release of oil or hazardous materials to the environment, notify:

  1. Your local fire department

  2. MassDEP Emergency Response at our toll-free 24-hour statewide number:


Learn more about MassDEP's Emergency Response Program

Report an Environmental Crime or Violation

If you know or suspect environmental activity that may be against the law or placing people's health or natural resources at risk, contact:

  1.  Environmental Strike Force 


1-888-VIOLATE (1-888-846-5283)


Your information can be handled confidentially and you will not be required to give your name. The Strike Force takes these tips very seriously, and follows up on every one. Learn more about how to help MassDEP build a successful case.