• Board allows Liens to be imposed on People Delinquent in Paying Trash Bills

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved imposing special assessments totaling $2.51 million on thousands of Riverside County residents’ property tax bills to collect unpaid trash collection debts. According to the Department of Environmental Health, roughly 4,900 residents in unincorporated communities owe the county’s four waste haulers for rubbish pickup and disposal services in 2020. […]

  • Riverside County supervisors OK hikes in trash collection fees

    Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a series of hikes to trash collection fees in unincorporated communities, without public opposition. In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors signed off on universal 2.2% fee increases sought by the four waste haulers under contract with the county — Burrtec Waste, CR&R Inc., Desert Valley Disposal and Waste […]

  • Trash Truck Operator Arrested In Deadly 2019 Calimesa Blaze

    A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the 2019 Sandalwood Fire, accused of operating the garbage truck that dumped a burning load of trash near a pile of dry vegetation during a windstorm, leading to the blaze that burned over 1,000 acres and killed two residents of a mobile home park in Calimesa. […]

  • Burrtec on normal schedule for Presidents’ Day

    Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services will be on a regular schedule for Presidents’ Day, February 15, 2021. Burrtec observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. When one of these holidays falls on a weekday,collections for the remainder of the week will be delayed by […]

  • Body Of Infant Found In Trash In Perris

    The body of an infant was found Friday discarded in the trash at a waste collection facility in Perris. Deputies were called about 1 p.m. to the facility in the 1700 block of Goetz Road, near East Ellis Avenue, after a report of a dead body, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. “Upon arrival, […]

  • Trash Truck Crashes into Power lines causing Outage

    A trash truck pulled multiple power lines down in a Palm Desert neighborhood Friday evening leaving several homes without power. The Riverside Sheriffs Department, Socal Edison and CAL Fire are on scene. The incident was reported at 4:36 p.m. in the Avene of the States neighborhood and affected about 2,040 customers. Power was restored to […]

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