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Report a potential cleanup area by filling out the cleanup location reporting form

Cleanup location reporting form

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Prioritizing cleanup locations

Locations that experience a significant amount of chronic littering/illegal dumping and pose a safety risk to the community and environment are prioritized for cleanup first, as opposed to areas with small amounts of litter.

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Example of a high-priority dump site.

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) manages the grant and has 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 works 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 are prioritized first and are being cleaned up on a regular basis.

San José Conservation Corps

The SJCC has been 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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