“Illegal dumping knows no boundaries! This is a regional issue that affects the quality of life, public health, safety and the psyche of communities.”
In 2019 my office launched a cross-sector partnership, known as the Alameda County Illegal Dumping (ACID) Pilot, to address illegal dumping at some of the worst dumping hotspots in Oakland. Our goal, in partnership with local governments, private businesses, non-profits, and community groups, was to identify successful strategies for addressing illegal dumping that could be replicated and scaled throughout the city, county, state, and beyond. The ACID Final Report identifies six such strategies, and outlines the success these strategies have had at addressing this issue. Download the report today to learn more!
I have created a regional Illegal Dumping Taskforce to combat this issue from a three-pronged strategy approach to reduce and prevent illegal dumping: Education, Eradication and Enforcement. Organizing community clean ups and mattress recycling collection events are just a few of the ways I’m working to push my county-wide initiative Communities United to Remove Blight initiative (CURB). My goal is to implement local ordinances and fight for greater enforcement of statewide illegal dumping laws.
In an effort to further elevate these effective strategies, my office has convened an Annual Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping. The Inaugural Statewide Conference took place on Earth Day 2021 and featured dozens of speakers from across the State. The 2nd Annual Statewide Conference took place on Earth Day 2022 and was themed around The Three E’s (Education, Eradication, Enforcement). The Conference featured speakers from across the State, and Nation, and was honored to host keynote speeches from California State Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-kahan. A full rebroadcast of each conference is available on-demand at the links above.