Bakersfield police will enhance their enforcement on litter laws

Bakersfield residents to be cited for littering

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police said Friday that litter in Bakersfield is an ongoing problem that reduces property values, affects local businesses, and impacts community pride.

In an ongoing effort to help keep our community clean, the Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting enhanced enforcement of litter and illegal trash transportation laws in the coming weeks.

Officers will be providing extra attention to areas with known litter and dumping problems and issuing citations for municipal and vehicle code violations.

Police said the violations can be punishable by fines as high as $1,000 and being sentenced to pick up litter.

Police said they want the public to cover all loads when taking trash to the dump, throw away trash properly at home, in your car, and in public.

People with information about areas where there is a known problem with littering or illegal dumping should contact the Bakersfield Police Department by sending an anonymous text message by entering
274637 into your phone and text BPDCRIMES along with your message.

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