The City of Gardena Public Works Department removes illegally dumped items from alleys, streets and business right of ways within our City boundaries. This is a crime and blight to the community, lowers property values and discourages prospective businesses and residents from relocating to Gardena.

To report illegal dumping within the City of Gardena, please call the Graffiti, Pothole & Illegal Dumping Hotline at (310) 217-9650. The Public Works Department is located at 1717 W. 162nd Street, and office hours are between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.


All solid waste collected in the city shall be disposed of at a suitable site legally empowered to accept such material for disposal.

No person shall engage in the business of collecting, dumping, or depositing any solid waste upon any property located within the city without first having obtained a special permit pursuant to Chapter 5.04 of the Gardena Municipal Code (Ordinance 1497 1 (part), 1996).