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RV owners encouraged to dump waste at local disposal sites

Posted: September 4, 2010 10:00 a.m.
Updated: September 4, 2010 10:00 a.m.

County Public Works officials are reminding owners and operators of recreational vehicles (RVs) to dump their sewage waste at local disposal sites throughout the L.A. County -- including Santa Clarita and Castaic -- rather than dumping their sewage on streets, parking lots or county campsites.

The improper dumping of RV sewage waste is illegal and punishable by fines of up to $1,000 and six months in jail.

Public Works Director Gail Farber said the practice of emptying RV sewage tanks in public is something nobody wants in their neighborhoods.

"With more than 20 permitted waste disposal sites located throughout Los Angeles County alone there is no excuse for this practice," Farber said.

"The bacteria from sewage waste can eventually pollute our waters, posing a threat not only to our environment, but also to the health of residents as well as marine life," he said.

Permitted L.A. County waste disposal sites are located in Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Castaic, Cerritos, Gardena, Glendora, Lakewood, Long Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Newhall, Playa del Rey, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Santa Clarita and West Covina.

Waste disposal sites are also available in most vacation destination communities.

A list of approved disposal sites is available on the county's environmental resources website at

RV owners and operators are advised to call the selected site first to confirm its fees and availability.


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