The city of Palmdale and Waste Management have combined forces to eliminate blight caused by illegal dumping and the storage of debris on properties through a new compliance program.

The city’s code enforcement and neighborhood compliance staffs have worked with Waste Management to identify more than 650 residential properties currently without trash service. Those properties are in the process of receiving notifications that it is mandatory for residences to have trash service in the city of Palmdale. If mandatory trash service has not started within the prescribed time, a second and final notice will be issued. Failure to comply after the second notice results in a citation issued with penalties of up to $500 per day. Once weekly trash service has been established and verified with Waste Management, the case is dismissed.

“Our goal is to have every residence in Palmdale receiving active weekly trash service,” said Sara Shreves, senior code enforcement officer. “This will most definitely reduce neighborhood blight and illegal dumping.”

To date, 72 property owners have been issued final notices, with 10 receiving citations; 120 have come in to full compliance.

Palmdale residents are encouraged to report illegal dumping and code violations by calling (661) 267-5234, by mail or in person at the code enforcement division, 38250 Sierra Highway, second floor, Palmdale, CA 93550, or by reporting online at

For more details, call Palmdale neighborhood