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.
The city’s code enforcement and neighborhood compliance staffs worked with Waste Management to identify more than 650 residential properties currently without weekly trash service. The property owners are being notified that it is mandatory for residences to have trash service in the city of Palmdale.
If mandatory trash service is not started within the prescribed time, a second and final notice is issued. Failure to comply after the second notice results in a citation 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. More than 100 properties have come into full compliance.
“Our goal is to have every residence in Palmdale receiving active weekly trash service,” stated Senior Code Enforcement Officer Sara Shreves. “This will most definitely help reduce neighborhood blight and illegal dumping.”
Residents are encouraged 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, or by reporting online at http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/Residents/Neighborhood-Services/Code-Enforcement/Report-Violation.
For more information, call Palmdale’s neighborhood compliance office at 661-267-5436 or code enforcement at 661-267-5234.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]