The Kern County Waste Management Department expressed a concern of illegal dumping along the roadways on Edison Highway starting at Malaga Road and continuing to the Bena Landfill.

This area is mostly owned by local farmers. The Kern County Sheriff's Department was given permission by Giumarra Farms to place roll-off bins on their property.

Giumarra Farms expressed gratitude with the assistance of combating the illegally dump trash. Local trash haulers provided two roll-off bins for the clean-up, and on Dec. 20 and 21 the Sheriff's Community Inmate Work Crew filled both bins with illegally dumped trash.

Local businesses in the area of E. Brundage and Weedpatch Highway expressed a concern about transients in the area illegally dumping trash on the Scottsmen's property, which is abandoned, and on the property of Bruces' Truck Stop. The Sheriff's Community Work Crew cleaned the Scottsman's and Bruces' Truck Stop property and a local patrol deputy coordinated with Kern County Code Compliance to have the trash hauled to the landfill.