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ILLEGAL DUMPING IS EVERYONE’S PROBLEM

WHAT IS ILLEGAL DUMPING?

Illegal dumping is the disposal of solid waste (e.g. trash, rubbish, garbage) at a site other than a permitted disposal facility, such as a landfill or transfer station.

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REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING

You can help do your part to keep to your streets, neighborhood, and our environment clean and beautiful by reporting illegal dumping. Report Illegal Dumping Here.

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DISPOSE & DIVERT WASTE

Learn how to properly dispose of materials. Learn About Proper Disposal Here

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DONATE - REUSE- RECYCLE

Many items can be reused or recycled. Donations or recycling are great methods to make use of items that are still considered usable instead of tossing it into the garbage. Learn more Here!

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Clean-up Events

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Learn More About Available Clean-up Events and Opportunities and Hosting Your Own Clean-up Events by clicking here!

A HEALTH CONCERN FOR THE COMMUNITY

Littering and the illegal dumping of garbage, hazardous waste, and commonly used materials are a reoccurring problem that presents serious environmental and public health concerns for the residents of Monterey County, CA.

  • It is not only an eyesore;
  • It is a possible fire hazard, and
  • May contain dangerous hazardous materials and chemicals;
  • It is contaminating our environmental, our water sources, and our crops;
  • It threatens human health and safety by attracting and harboring disease transmitting vectors (mosquitoes, rats, and flies);
  • It negatively impacts growers and public agencies that work to clean these sites; and
  • It is a huge cost to all the taxpayers, Monterey County, and our partners to investigate the dump site and mitigate clean-up.

PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING OFFENDERS

Illegal Dumping is a serious offense and is in violation of California Law and the Monterey County Code.
  • Penalties for first offenses range from $250 – $1000 per offense.
  • Penalties for repeat offenders may result in further fines and/or enforcement actions.
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 For more information contact the Monterey County Solid Waste Services at (831) 755-4505.