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Did YOU Know? Eastvale has a Scavenging Ordinance

Post Date:04/08/2015 11:00 AM

Did You Know? Eastvale has a Scavenging Ordinance

On November 24, 2012 the Scavenging Ordinance No. 2012-13 for the City of Eastvale took effect. 

The purpose of the scavenging ordinance is to deter people from the removing solid waste or recyclables from an area or public/private container.

With the passing of AB341 it became more important for the City to accurately capture and report the amount of recycling and solid waste diversion that was taking place in our City to meet our mandatory state diversion rate of 75%. For waste measurement purposes, diversion is any combination of waste prevention (source reduction), recycling, reuse and composting activities that reduces waste disposed at landfills and transformation facilities.
According to the ordinance, “It shall be unlawful for any person to do any of the following: scavenge from, tamper with, move, steal, tip, deface, or destroy any solid waste collection container, or the contents thereof.”

The ordinance does provide a graduated fine for each infraction as follows: a fine not exceeding $100.00 for the first violation; $200.00 for the second violation within one year; and $500.00 for each additional violation within one year.

In addition to the fines established by the ordinance, the City of Eastvale shall have the right to confiscate all solid waste or recyclables from any person in violation of or failing to comply with any of the requirements of the ordinance.

The scavenging ordinance will be enforced by the Code Enforcement Department. Residents are encouraged to report any instances of scavenging directly to the Eastvale Code Enforcement Department by calling (951) 361-2888 or emailing

For more information about the City of Eastvale and useful recycling programs and resources, please visit:

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