Trash piles up in Metro Detroit after severe flooding

Detroit mayor wants to prevent illegal dumping

Fast-moving and rising water caused basements to flood in Detroit and now trash is piling up along sidewalks all over the city.
Fast-moving and rising water caused basements to flood in Detroit and now trash is piling up along sidewalks all over the city.

DETROIT – Fast-moving and rising water caused basements to flood in Detroit and now trash is piling up along sidewalks all over the city.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan spoke to Local 4 about the trash-related issues and shared what will be done to safely get rid of the items that have been ruined.

Duggan said he wants to make sure people don’t end up illegally dumping their trash. Duggan said they have been tracking trash, junk and debris that people have decided to dump in different parts of Detroit.

Illegal dumping creates big problems in neighborhoods and is a safety risk for children.

Watch the video above for the full report.



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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.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.