Someone dumped this refrigerator on a parcel that is scheduled to be cleaned up by the state as part of the debris removal program in Greenville. It is illegal and punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Photo submitted

Illegal dumping found on enrolled debris removal parcels in Greenville

Debris removal has been taking place in Greenville and surrounding communities for many weeks. Unfortunately, some residents are taking advantage of the debris removal programs and dumping appliances and other debris that have no connection to Dixie Fire destruction and damages.

Plumas County Administrator Gabriel Hydrick reminds residents that California Penal Code 374.3 makes illegal dumping on public and private property punishable by a fine up to $10,000. Also, pursuant to Section 117555 of the California Health and Safety Code, a person who dumps illegally is punishable by up to six months in jail. “The county takes public and environmental health safety risks seriously and will leverage state laws as applicable,” Hydrick said.

The county also takes seriously the rapid response and generous programmatic efforts of the state and the county/state relationship that has developed to help residents recover and rebuild from the Dixie Fire. “The county will not compromise this relationship and recovery and rebuilding efforts,” Hydrick said. “Please, respect state and county staff efforts and programs, but most importantly, respect our beautiful county and your neighbors.”