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City of Palmdale Partners with Waste Management to Combat Illegal Dumping


PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale and Waste Management have combined forces to eliminate the blight caused by illegal dumping and the storage of debris on properties through a new compliance program. The City’s code enforcement and neighborhood compliance staffs have worked with Waste Management to identify over 650 residential properties currently without weekly trash service. Those properties are in the process of receiving notifications that it is mandatory for residences to have trash service in the City of Palmdale.

If mandatory trash service has not started within the prescribed time, a second and final notice is issued. Failure to comply after the second notice results in a citation issued with penalties of up to $500 per day. Once weekly trash service has been established and verified with Waste Management, the case is closed. To date, 72 property owners have received final notices, with 10 receiving citations. 120 properties have come into full compliance.

“Our goal is to have every residence in Palmdale receiving active weekly trash service,” said Senior Code Enforcement Officer Sara Shreves. “This will most definitely help reduce neighborhood blight and illegal dumping.”

Residents are encourage to report illegal dumping and code violations by calling 661/267-5234, by mail or in person at Code Enforcement Division, 38250 Sierra Highway, 2nd Floor, Palmdale, CA 93550, or by reporting online at

For more information, please call Palmdale’s neighborhood compliance office at 661/267-5436 or code enforcement at 661/267-5234.

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