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The County of San Bernardino is Fighting Back Against Illegal Dumping

SAN BERNARDINO-( The County of San Bernardino, is working hard to solve the illegal dumping in the desert. Two solutions are a smart phone App making reporting dumping easy and county inmate clean up crews.

According to the October 7th press release, inmate crews have cleared 25 parcels in the First District in August, collecting 17.8 tons of trash, and 216 tires. An additional 6.9 tons was collected for a total of 24.8 tons of trash collected in August alone.

“It has been one of my priorities to task more inmates to help clean up local communities,” Lovingood said.

Photo Courtesy of the County of San Bernardino
(Photo Courtesy of the County of San Bernardino)

“It’s wonderful to see trash-strewn areas cleaned up. There is still a lot of trash to be collected, but we are making progress.”

The County says hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on the cleanup of illegal dumping and hazardous waste.

This does not even include property owners, who are the primary victims of illegal dumping. The County encourages property owners to place signs, physical barriers and do routine cleaning in order to prevent dumping.

The County holds regular community clean-up and recycling events. Residents are encouraged to get involved by reporting these crimes. For crimes in progress, can be called into local law enforcement. When reporting, gather as much information as possible while using caution.

The San Bernardino County Code Enforcement is making reporting easier with a smart phone app for the iPhone or Droid by searching “SB Code”.

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