Why do people illegally dump? Ignorance of the law. Don’t want to pay landfill
fees. Disrespect for other’s property and the environment. Laziness.
The City encourages anyone
who encounters an illegal dump that has already taken place to report
it. If you observe someone illegally dumping, please take down the following
Date, time and location of incident
Description of vehicle and license plate number
Description of person(s) dumping
What item/materials were being dumping
Your name and phone number (optional)
Maintain a low profile –
Don’t contact the dumpers yourselves.
Illegal dumping is dumping
of any waste, whether it is oil, furniture, appliances, trash, litter
or landscaping cuttings, etc., upon any public right-of-way, City property
or private property, without consent of the owner and/or the City of Taft.
If illegal dumping problems are not reported
the problem often grows. Once a pile begins, it often seems to take
on a life of its own by inviting other people to pile on additional wastes
including hazardous wastes such household hazardous wastes (batteries,
oil, paint, and antifreeze), commercial and industrial wastes, and other
Report any illegal dumping
to: Public Works Department at 661-763-1222 or Police Department
at 911(active dumping).