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Illegal Dumping
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 information: 
  • 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 substances.   

Report any illegal dumping to:  Public Works Department at 661-763-1222 or Police Department at 911(active dumping). 
    Report Dumping
    Public Works Department

    Police Department
    Call 9-1-1 for active dumping
    City of Taft
    209 E. Kern St Taft, CA 93268
    Phone: (661) 763-1222  |   Fax: (661) 765-2480
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