Illegal dumping is any unauthorized disposal of waste on any public or private property. Usually, people dump illegally to avoid collection and disposal fees, or because they believe proper disposal is just "too much trouble." Click on the links to the left for resources and more information to combat this ongoing problem.
There are three reasons: money, health, and the environment.
Specifically, illegal dumping:
Is a community eyesore
Decreases neighborhood property values
Costs taxpayers millions of dollars in clean-up costs
Negatively impacts plants and wildlife
Poses safety hazards to people, especially children
Provides a breeding ground for disease carrying rodents, insects and other vermin
Disrupts natural land and water processes and ruins wildlife habitat
Pollutes surface and ground water
In general, lowers the quality of life for L.A. County's residents
Free Disposal Day at Sunshine Canyon Landfill - Los Angeles County Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich
and Sheila Kuehl in partnership with Republic Services, Inc., present this event for residents in the unincorporated areas of the western portion of Sunland (including Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon, and Little Tujunga Road),
Oat Mountain/Twin Lakes, Lake Manor, West Chatsworth, and Westhills, to take up to one ton of trash, including furniture, appliances, and other bulky items, free of charge, to Sunshine Canyon Landfill on October 22, 2016.
Please click here for more information.
Free Disposal Day at Waste Management of Lancaster - In an effort to curb illegal dumping,
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in partnership with Waste Management Inc. present this event for residents in the unincorporated areas of Antelope Valley, to take up to one ton of trash, including
furniture, appliances, and certain electronic waste, free of charge, to Waste Management of Lancaster (Lancaster Landfill) on October 8, 2016. Please click here
for more information. (En Español)
Please click here to view the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force (AVIDTF) Community Events Calendar for July through September 2016. Please click
here for April through June 2016.
If you see an abandoned shopping cart, you may report it to the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation at (800) 252-4613, by
email, or online. If you are an iPhone user, you may download the
CartSnap application to report abandoned shopping carts.
||DEHSART is a project of Hinterculture which is an Antelope Valley eco-art program that received a grant from the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force in March of 2013 to combine prevention, awareness, and
outreach through artistic engagement and environmental education surrounding the issue of illegal dumping in the High Desert region of Los Angeles County. The major sponsors were The Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task
Force, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich's Antelope Valley Office, Lockheed Martin, Waste Management, City of Lancaster, and City of Palmdale. Please click here
to view a copy of the DEHSART report.|
Illegal dumping incidents can also be reported through The Works iPhone and Android application. This application offers a one-stop solution for County
residents to report and track incidents of alleged illegal dumping and property violations. The free application can be downloaded at http://dpw.lacounty.gov/theWorks/