|Illegal dumping into storm drains is a huge problem. Used motor oil, discarded food, trash and other debris are just some of the items routinely dumped into storm drains throughout the city. Curbside catch basins are the entry points of the storm drain system, which eventually discharges out into the ocean. Additionally, catch basins filled with debris can create unhealthy conditions in residential neighborhoods by becoming a breeding ground for rats, roaches and disease.
Residents are encouraged to report illegal dumping by calling the Stormwater Program at (800) 974-9794.