Illegal dumping is an environmental crime that cost Sonoma County taxpayers a quarter of a million dollars in 2007. It has a negative economic impact on the community and attracts other types of crimes, such as drugs, graffiti and more dumping. Illegal dumping is an inexcusable violation that affects everyone.
Fines for illegal dumping can cost thousands of dollars. By comparison, Sonoma County offers numerous options for recycling or disposal that are inexpensive or even free to residents.
You might not dream of discarding your garbage illegally, but do you really know what your contractor is doing with your remodeling waste? And did you know you’re responsible?