Police crack down on illegal dumping in Detroit

You can report illegal dumping through the Improve Detroit app or by calling the Department of Public Works at 313-224-3901

A huge mess left by illegal dumpers wasn’t just an eyesore, but was a danger along I-75.

DETROIT – A huge mess left by illegal dumpers wasn’t just an eyesore, but was a danger along I-75.

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The neighbors contacted Help Me Hank to investigate and got immediate results from the city.

The huge piles of garbage were illegally dumped near where Eight Mile Road meets I-75.

Hank Winchester contacted the city and an investigative team began looking for clues that could identify the dumpers. A crew from the Detroit Department of Pubic Works came out Friday and quickly cleaned the mess up.

The Detroit Police Department has a team dedicated to illegal dumping. They’ve placed hidden cameras across the city for one purpose: to catch illegal dumping.

You can report illegal dumping through the Improve Detroit app. The city responds within 48 hours and will work to clean up messes.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.