This report, commissioned by Sacramento County, the City of Sacramento, and the Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority, recommends a series of policy measures to reduce the costs to the county of tackling illegal dumping.
Sacramento had seen an increase in illegal dumping of 32% in the last three years, with clean up costs almost doubling as a result. Our team carried out in-depth research on the causes and prevalence of illegal dumping across the Sacramento region, produced a package of recommendations aimed at reducing the prevalence of illegal dumping, and highlighted potential funding to support the new initiatives proposed.
Key recommendations include:
- A set customer standard based on a waiting time of maximum of two weeks for bulky collection;
- Two free bulky waste collections in the County (to match those offered in the City) and the addition of two e-waste collections – providing a uniform service across single-family properties which make up 80% of Sacramento’s demographic;
- A multi-lingual education campaign including visual tags on carts;
- The expansion of the existing free dump coupon program to cover all areas;
- The introduction of neighbourhood junk waste drop off sites for peak times and locations throughout the year e.g. university campuses at the end of each semester
- The offer of free bulky services to multi-family properties; and
- An area wide citizen engagement, education, and outreach partnership program that fosters pride of place in Sacramento.
This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and provide a few details about yourself to access the download.