Renewed push to catch illegal dumpers

The City of Houston spends about five million dollars year to clean up illegally dumped trash. Sanitation crews clean up enough illegal trash each year to fill 96 football fields.

January 28, 2010 4:03:01 PM PST
Crime Stoppers made another push to get you involved in joining the fight against illegal dumping. Crime Stoppers, Houston police and City Council member Brenda Stardig announced that the illegal dumping campaign started last year by former Mayor Bill White will continue. The City of Houston spends about five million dollars year to clean up illegally dumped trash. Sanitation crews clean up enough illegal trash each year to fill 96 football fields.

Asst. Chief Mark Curran with the HPD Neighborhood Protection Corps explained, "We've been stepping up our enforcement in trying to write more tickets as we catch those folks out there. But a lot of the times we don't find anything. But through the Crime Stoppers effort we're beginning to get the information that we need to make cases in criminal court."

Crime Stoppers wants you to call them at 713-222-TIPS with information that will identify people caught in the act of illegal dumping.


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