Illegal dumping is the placement of unwanted items in locations other than the owner’s trash or recycling containers. You often see commonly dumped items, such as mattresses, couches, dressers, televisions, bags of trash, etc. at the curb, on the sidewalk or parkway (strip between curb and sidewalk), in the street, or on even your own or someone else’s property. Storing such items on private property in public view is also illegal.
The fine for illegal dumping can be very high and is not worth the risk.
The City has several designated drop-off places for your bulky unwanted items and all single-family homes and complexes are eligible for two FREE annual pick-ups from MarBorg (call 805-963-1852 to inquire).
If you witness a dumping incident, contact our Code Enforcement Office at 564-5686. Be sure to note information like a description of the person, the specific address they came from or returned to, make/model/color of vehicle if applicable, and the precise dumping location. You may remain anonymous, but providing as much detail as possible will expedite the process.
If you see items that have been illegally dumped but not who did it, contact the City Street’s Department at 805-564-5413. Please note the closest street address for faster service.
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