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Countywide Litter Abatement Program

How to report illegal dumping in Santa Clara County:

Agency Name/Website

Phone Number

City of Campbell(408) 866-2150    
City of Cupertino(408) 777-3354 or 
(408) 777-3269        
City of Los Altos(650) 947-2775        
Town of Los Altos Hills
Town of Los Gatos(408) 399-5770
City of Milpitas(408) 586-2600
City of Monte Sereno(408) 354-7635
City of Mountain View(650) 903-6329
City of Palo Alto(650) 329-2100
City of San Jose(408) 535-3500
City of Santa Clara(408) 615-3080
City of Saratoga(408) 868-1258
City of Sunnyvale(408) 730-7260
County of Santa Clara (Unincorporated)(408) 299-5700                             

History of the SB 170 Litter Abatement Program

In 2022, the County of Santa Clara’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) received a $2 million funding allocation from the State of California, appropriated as a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to identify and prioritize litter, debris, and brush control throughout Santa Clara County. CEPA’s Watershed Protection Division (WPD) managed the grant and had developed a countywide cleanup program, known as the SB 170 Litter Abatement Program, to address areas in the county that experience high frequencies of litter and illegal dumping. WPD worked in close coordination with the 15 cities of Santa Clara County and its contractor, the San José Conservation Corp (SJCC), to ensure that areas with the greatest need were prioritized first and were being cleaned up on a regular basis.

San José Conservation Corps

The SJCC was contracted by the County to provide work crews for the SB 170 Litter Abatement Program. SJCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides paid job skill training and education to local youth and young adults, preparing them for future careers and completion of their high school diploma or GED. WPD has worked with SJCC for several years in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to conduct litter and debris cleanups on freeways and highways throughout Santa Clara County. SJCC also works with a number of local agencies in the County and provides excellent services while acting as a steward of our local communities and environment.

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