According to the Stockton Municipal Code “it is unlawful for any person in the City to throw or deposit any recyclable material, green waste, rubbish or waste matter or to cause the same to be thrown or deposited upon any street.” What they are saying is you can’t dump garbage in the street. They go on to explain this because “the Public Works Municipal Service Center is responsible for maintaining the City’s public right-of-ways. This includes keeping the public streets, alleys and sidewalks free of debris and weeds.”
This same unlawful dumping applies to the storm drain system as well. Once again we can turn to the municipal code for guidance: “The storm drain system is for the sole purpose of collecting rainwater overflow. Dumping trash, pollutants and debris in the catch basins is illegal and is a federal violation of the Clean Water Act of 1972, as well as the City of Stockton’s Municipal Code. Pollutants may require an immediate clean up to prevent them from getting into our local waterways.” They have also set up a hot line where folks can call in and report any illegal dumping they see. In this age of persistent cell phone cameras it’s going to be very hard for someone to get away with this kind of nonsense.
Now that it has been firmly established in your mind that illegal dumping can get you into plenty hot water you can see where having a dumpster on your property might cause a problem. That’s because folks who are looking to get rid of their trash (illegal dumping!) could just decide to use your dumpster. Why not? It’s just sitting there waiting to be filled up. And don’t think just because your dumpster rental might be on your driveway that it would be off-limits to anyone who is looking to get rid of garbage. Sure, they may not dump their trash in the middle of the day but if they’ve got in their car there is nothing that can stop them from driving back late into the night to make their trash deposit.
This is one of the primary reasons why renting a dumpster is such a bad idea. You’re just going to be attracting all kinds of unwanted visitors. The alternative is to hire professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton to accomplish whatever task you might need a dumpster for. Whether you’re looking to get rid of construction waste from a remodeling project or cleaning out all the junk from your home professional junk haulers will be up to the challenge. They’ll have a team of experienced movers and a big truck eager to be filled. The added bonus is that the professional junk haulers can come and go wherever your junk is and take it out. Simply put, if you want to get rid of your junk then get rid of it; don’t have it sitting around in a dumpster!