City’s campaign to reduce illegal dumping offers free pickup services

Illegal dumping near Neenach. photo for The Signal by Jeff Zimmerman

In an effort to reduce illegal dumping across the valley, the city of Santa Clarita has announced the “Don’t Trash Your Community” campaign that will allow residents to dispose of unwanted bulky items free of charge.

Households with active trash and recycling services with Waste Management qualify for the service by scheduling a bulky item pickup or by dropping the item off at a local facility during business hours, read a news release by the city.

To schedule a pickup, contact Waste Management at 661-259-2398 or at at least two days prior to one’s regular trash day. Residents are encouraged to place items at the curb the evening before or on the scheduled pickup date.

To drop off items, visit the facility at 25772 Springbrook Ave. Proof of identification and a valid, active trash account are required and residents living in multi-family properties should contact their property manager to make arrangements.

Residents are also encouraged to report abandoned items to the city’s Resident Service Center by visiting or by downloading the mobile app. Those who witness illegal dumping should call the Sheriff’s Department with any details at 661-255-1121.

Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has also been vocal about reducing unlawful debris. Legislation he authored, Senate Bill 409, aims to increase penalties and requires property owners to obtain permits before allowing dumping on their property. The bill is currently under the Senate Appropriations Committee for review.  

Visit for more information about the campaign and services.

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