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Millions proposed to crack down on illegal dumping

Posted at 6:07 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 21:47:58-04

EL CERRITO (KGTV)- An El Cerrito neighborhood is far too familiar with illegal dumping, neighbors say it happens at least once a month.

As a way to help protect the neighborhood, neighbors have collectively put up dozens of cameras around the streets.

This past Tuesday, a man was caught taking a mattress out of his truck and throwing it in an alley before driving away. The neighbors caught multiple angles of the man illegally dumping his furniture.

Neighbor, Maurize Rios tells 10News, "They’re not going to get away with it it’s a matter of time for them to get caught now." Rios uploaded the video and a screenshot to the city's Get It Done app.

In fact, just last week Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed a plan to increase funding for the anti-dumping campaign called Clean San Diego. Right now the funding for the campaign is about four million dollars a year. He's proposing a six million dollar increase, bringing the total to about ten million dollars.

Anyone caught illegally dumping faces a fine between 100 dollars and 1,000 dollars.