Department of Sanitation busts 3 people accused of illegal dumping
The Department of Sanitation of New York recently brought down three people accused of illegally dumping their trash, but the issue is far from solved.
Residents in East New York told News 12 that illegal dumping has been a consistent issue for them. DSNY says it is cracking down on illegal dumping activity.
Photos from DSNY show people clearing a truckload of trash in East New York, only to put it right on top of another pile. DSNY says cameras it has installed has led the department to catch more people.
The fines for illegally dumping start at $4,000, and those who illegally dump from their cars can have their vehicles impounded.
DSNY plans to install 40 more cameras through East New York to help keep the neighborhood clean.
“If you’re going to put the cameras up and it can actually stop people from dumping the trash, then cool,” said local resident Carmen. “But if you’re going to put it just for show, it makes no sense.”
DSNY urges anyone who witnesses illegal dumping to call 311.