Illegal Dumping Sites Are on the Rise in Siskiyou County. Here’s How You Can Help.

Residents of Siskiyou County have recently noticed an increase in illegal dumping sites scattered across the area. This concerning trend has caught the attention of law enforcement officials, who are urging community members to take action to preserve the county’s natural beauty.

Dumping garbage on federal, state, county, or private land without proper permits is not only against the law but also poses significant threats to the environment, wildlife, and overall aesthetic appeal of the region. Violators caught dumping on US Forest Service property could face penalties of up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail, while those dumping on state, county, or private land may be subject to fines of up to $10,000 and/or six months in jail.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department encourages residents to take action by doing the following things to address this issue:

First, it’s crucial to know where to dispose of trash properly. A comprehensive list of waste disposal locations, along with associated costs, can be found on the Siskiyou County website.

Secondly, if you come across an illegal dump site, report it to the appropriate authorities. Depending on the location, this may involve contacting Siskiyou County Code Enforcement, US Forest Service Law Enforcement, or another relevant agency. An interactive map is available online to help identify jurisdiction and provide contact information for the relevant agency.

Lastly, if you witness illegal dumping outside city limits, notify the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. For incidents occurring within city limits, contact the respective city’s police department.

The residents of Siskiyou County are encouraged to take an active role in combating illegal dumping and preserving the natural beauty of their community. By working together and reporting instances of illegal dumping, residents can help ensure that Siskiyou County remains a clean and beautiful place for generations to come.

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