Illegal Dumping

These 16 types of waste are commonly dumped in the wrong place – our desert environment. In 2016, let’s resolve to recycle: Sofas Other Furniture Tires Mattresses Bags of Household Trash Paint Construction Materials Clothing Plastic Toys TVs Yard Waste Remodeling Debris Shoes Motor Oil Balloons Boats

Not-So-Sweet 16!

DEHSART created a Public Service Announcement based on the votes from our public engagement activity that asked you what message you wanted to emphasized to activate community involvement in illegal dumping. The community overwhelmingly decided REPORTING is the message that needs to be broadcast and encouraged in the region to […]

Dehsart’s Illegal Dumping PSA

Did you vote yet? Discarding your broken camper in the desert equals fines of up to $3000. RVs and boats abound abandoned in our valley. These complex items can be a valuable tax deductible donation and can be restored or recycled into useful transport by Action Donation in Southern […]

Intervention E – Vehicular Vistas

  Vote for your favorite poster! Beautiful Barrel Springs and Joshua Ranch Trails were brought to our attention by many Palmdale residents as a site of investigation. Along the miles of paved and unpaved roads there are multiple areas of household trash, construction debris and green waste. The irony of […]

Intervention D – Construction Junction

Let’s take a closer look at some of the discarded materials found at site B. Tires have a recyclable value as synthetic mulch for playgrounds As foundation structures for earthships Greenwaste, yardwaste or landscaping cuttings can easily be used as firewood, compost material, garden fencing or plant support structures, […]

Intervention B – Tired of Yardwaste

DEHSART illuminates the material extent of illegal dumping, educates about environmental responsibility and re-frames refuse as a creative resource. Our first monument utilizes the abandoned items from a household. Please vote for your favorite message here, on our Facebook page, or in person at the AV Fair.   Homestead members […]

Intervention A – Household Responsibility

Guest artist Kenny King. My first experience to the High Desert was in the mid 1970s with my mom & dad, and I wondered why someone would live here. A couple years later we moved to Desert View Highlands, west side of Palmdale. At the time it was small town […]


Vote for entry #26! DEHSART created a “Report Illegal Dumping” jersey design for the City of Palmdale’s Race to Art challenge in conjunction with the Stage 3 start of the eight-day Amgen Tour of California–America’s largest international professional cycling race. The jersey was made using an artistic textile technique that uses […]

Amgen Race to Art Jersey