Illegal dumping is an on-going problem within the City, and usually occurs along roads and streets where no houses or businesses ar located, or within alleys. The City has adopted an aggressive strategy to eliminate illegal dumping. This strategy includes investigating and immediately cleaning up the dumping, posting signs prohibiting dumping, and continual patrol in order to prevent future dumping. In some cases, cameras may be used to monitor locations with frequent and reoccurring illegal dumping in order to facilitate prosecution.
The most common items that are dumped include construction and demolition wastes, including waste paint, used tires, and old furniture, mattresses or appliances. The placement of old furniture, mattresses or appliances in front of a house or apartment is also considered to be illegal dumping. To arrange for proper pickup and disposal, please contact the City's waste hauler, CR&R at (951) 943-1991.
Illegal dumping creates blight and impacts the community's quality of life. When the Public Works Department receives a call regarding illegal dumping, we conduct an investigation to identify the source of the dumping. If the City can identify the potential source of the illegal dumping, the City will seek enforcement and prosecution, including but not limited to, physical clean-up of the illegal dumping, reimbursement for any cleanup, and civil or criminal penalties.
It is also illegal to dump trash into any commercial refuse bin, unless you have the express written permission of the business owner to use their bin.
- If the illegal dumping is on a public right-of-way
City crews will respond to investigate and clean-up the illegal dumping.
- If the illegal dumping is on private property
The property owner is primarily responsible for abating illegal dumping on their property. The City can and will abate illegal dumping on private property through Code Enforcement. With the written permission of the property owner, the City may perform this work through either City crews or private contractor. Once the illegal dumping has been abated, the City will then bill the property owner for this work. Unpaid invoices may result in a lien filed against the property.
Disposing of Waste Legally: The City Dump
CR&R, located at 1706 Goetz Road, Perris, California accepts all trash and debris, and is available, for a fee, to all residents and businesses within the City.
You may contact them for all of your solid waste, recycling and disposal needs.
What to do if you see someone illegally dumping
First, do not confront them. Instead, you should immediately contact the Perris Police Department (800) 950-2444 to report this, but only if you see someone actively illegally dumping. Be prepared to give as much information as you can, including:
- The location or address of the illegal dumping
- The number of individuals involved, including a description of their clothing
- Any vehicles, including the license number, the make, model and color of the vehicle