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Clean Streets L.A. Initiative Combats Illegal Dumping Through Technology

Posted on 04/25/2017
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The Los Angeles Board of Public Works (BPW) has approved the purchase of eighteen surveillance cameras and equipment to combat illegal dumping throughout the City. Clean Streets LA is committed to keeping our streets, alleys and sidewalks free of trash and accessible to all.  Surveillance cameras will support the effectiveness and enforcement of the program. 

Illegal dumping surveillance is one of many efforts to support Mayor Garcetti’s Clean Streets Initiative, developed and managed by the City’s Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN), along with the quarterly street-by-street assessments through the CleanStat data monitoring system, neighborhood cleanups, and the addition of 5,000 trash bins throughout the City.  Further, Los Angeles residents may now report illegal dumping through the MyLA311 mobile app as well as calling 3-1-1, and can participate in community cleanups being organized in every neighborhood.

“The use of surveillance cameras will help take our Clean Streets LA efforts to the next level and will help us to continue to beautify Los Angeles,” Enrique C. Zaldivar, director and general manager of LASAN. “Everyone deserves clean neighborhoods and healthy environments, and we look forward to partnering with the Mayor, City Council and City Attorney’s offices to eliminate illegal dumping throughout the City.” 

The Board approved the allocation of $300,000 for the purchase of the cameras and equipment.

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