In an ongoing effort to help keep our community clean, the Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting enhanced enforcement of litter and illegal trash transportation laws in the coming weeks.

These violations can be punishable by fines as high as $1,000 and being sentenced to pick up litter. We would like to encourage everyone to avoid a citation by covering all loads when taking trash to the dump, disposing of trash properly at home, in your car, and in public, and teaching your children not to litter.

Anyone with information about areas where there is a known problem with littering or illegal dumping should contact the Bakersfield Police Department by emailing or send an anonymous text message by simply entering 274637 into your phone and texting BPDCRIMES along with your message.

Those who would like to help clean up Bakersfield can start by joining the Great American Cleanup on April 6th. More information can be found at .

- Bakersfield Police Department