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New Ads Promote $1,000 Reward for Reporting Illegal Dumping

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The new ad will appear in buses in South L.A.
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Transit riders in South L.A. will begin to see these bus ads, reminding them that reporting illegal dumping can lead to a $1,000 reward. Marketing of the incentive, which is available to any illegal dumping case throughout the city, is one part of a campaign to solve rampant dumping in South L.A. neighborhoods.

The issue came to light when the LA Times investigated the problem (and later followed up finding little improvement). Citywide, illegal dumping cleanup efforts cost the City about $12 million annually.

A $500,000 state grant is helping the city address the issue by cleaning up chronic illegal dumping sites, increased surveillance of known problem areas, and public outreach for
prevention (hence the ads).

The city is happy to pick up your old couches and other bulky items. Just call 3-1-1 and scheduled curbside pickup. For hazardous waste like computers and paint, there are special sites for that.