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Illegal dumping becoming a problem in Northeast Bakersfield

Posted at 4:32 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 07:33:53-05

BROKEN FURNITURE, trash — Broken furniture, trash, even a boat left behind in Northeast Bakersfield. Viewers reached out to 23ABC saying a field has become an easy target for illegal dumping.

Residents told 23ABC they see it every day while exercising or walking their pets in the area. They want someone to take charge and clean it up.

"Illegal dumping is a huge issue here in Kern County," explained Lisa Shreder of Kern County Public Works. "We have evidence, we have people out, we have our crew out working every single day picking up illegal trash, the trash that's been dumped illegally along our roadsides. So it is prevalent throughout our county."

Kern County Public Works officials say if you see trash, find out if it's in the city or county. If it's in the city, you can report it through the Bakersfield city app on your smartphone. If it's in the county you can log on to the Kern Public Works website and submit it.

If you're not sure whose jurisdiction it's in, Public Works said you can submit the request to them and they'll forward it to the proper agency.