San Bernardino #FlightBlight Cleanup Days
San Bernardino, CA – There are positive changes happening in the City of San Bernardino! On Saturday, September 24, the Quality of Life Team will be hosting a Community #FightBlight Cleanup at Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino. Citizens in the community are being asked to join together with the Police Department, Department of Public Works, Mayor’s Office, City Manager’s Office, CalTrans and Burrtec in an effort to rid blight from the City. California State University San Bernardino has already committed 30 student volunteers to help with the cleanup and are hoping to recruit additional local businesses as well.
The Community Cleanup Days are being planned on a quarterly basis and will coincide with the free city dump days that have been pre-established. The Quality of Life Team is dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for the residents, businesses, as well as visitors throughout the City of San Bernardino. We feel this can be accomplished through problem recognition and problem solving.
Goals of this team include:
- Streamline processes to report blight in the City
- Establish a team of dedicated staff to clean up blight within the City.
- Identify city resources necessary to irradiate illegal dumping.
- Organize clean up procedures and processes.
- Develop partnerships with all of or state and local stakeholders.
This year we started the #FightBlight Cleanup Day program focused on main streets in the city. The next community cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 7 a.m. at Perris Hill Park.
Want to volunteer? Show up or email us ahead of time at FightBlight @ SBCity.org!
See items dumped in your neighborhood? DON’T STAY QUIET, REPORT IT!
Illegal dumping in action: Aside from being illegal to dump trash of any kind anywhere in the city, there are hefty fines that come with it if caught. Help us, help you by reporting illegal dumpers in action. Call Police Dispatch at 909-383-5311, provide a description of the people and vehicle (if possible include the license plate number). However, please do not put yourself at risk for any reason.
Illegal dumping or dump site: Three easy options at your fingertips…
1. Call SB Direct – 909-384-7272
2. GORequest mobile application
GPS enabled and allows for picture uploads (carrier data rates apply)
3. SB Access Online
Quality of Life Team
The Quality of Life Team seeks to address blight in the City of San Bernardino as it relates to the recovery, economic development, public safety and well-being of our community. If you see encampments or major dump sites, report it. This special task force is dedicated to addressing these types of concerns. Report by calling SB Direct, submitting an online service request through SB Access Online or via the GORequest mobile app.
Residential Dump Days
Bring your household items to a Residential Dump Day, courtesy of the Public Works division and Burrtec. Click here for a flier.
Upcoming events: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Anne Shirrells Park, 1367 N. California (California & Baseline)
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Perris Hill Park, 1135 E Highland Ave (Highland Ave & Harrison)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Seccombe Lake Park, Parking Lot on 7th St (between N Sierra Way & N Waterman Ave)
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Perris Hill Park 1135 E Highland Ave (Highland Ave & Harrison)
Important San Bernardino Dump Site Information:
- City of San Bernardino residents may drop off unwanted items such as appliances, mattresses, tires, broken furniture, tree limbs and electronic waste including printers and TVs.
- This is for household refuse only. Be prepared to show proof of residency with a driver’s license or gas/electric/water bill.
- NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – This includes paints, oil, batteries and household or industrial chemicals, etc.
- NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS – This includes concrete, brick, drywall and roofing material.
- NO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES – Includes enclosed U-Haul/rental moving trucks or Business Vehicles.