On Homelessness — Disposing of RV Waste Safely

2019 January More News

by Mary Lynch

Some 4,600 individuals and families in Los Angeles live in RVs and vans. The human waste collected in such “housing” needs to get into the City sewer system and be treated so that bacteria doesn’t infect our water, cause disease and otherwise harm the environment.

Working with L.A. Homeless Services and L.A. Sanitation, Councilmember Gil Cedillo has arranged for the North Central Sanitation Yard in Lincoln Heights to be used as a site for RV waste disposal. Starting last Dec. 3, RVs have been able to use the Yard to safely dispose of waste on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We were starting to see illegal dumping all around the district,” said Mr. Cedillo’s spokesperson. “We want to help individuals experiencing homelessness and the availability of the sanitation yard within the district made it a possible to help RV dwelling families to legally dispose of their waste.”

The waste disposal service is free to RV dwellers. The RVs must be properly registered and the the driver must have a valid driver’s licenses. A voucher is needed to access the service, but those vouchers are available at the North Central Yard.

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3 thoughts on “On Homelessness — Disposing of RV Waste Safely

  1. I’m for a tribute to Eddie Van Halen in northeast Los, it would be an honor to have that here, not even Pasadena has proposed a tribute let’s do this.

  2. Being a responsible citizens, our foremost responsibility is to keep our surroundings clean and dispose of all of our waste at the right places. This should apply on the travelling waste too. We should not litter in the parking parks, but rather keep them clean like we do in our homes because environment is our home. It is our duty to take care of the well-being of our surroundings and to reduce the RV disposal waste. There is the need to implement a heavy fine on the RV owners who litter and dispose their tanks in open places.

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