DETROIT – People dumping trash has always been a problem in Detroit but it’s becoming an even bigger issue as we come out of the pandemic.
Illegal dumpers are leaving behind a mess, and its worse now than ever before -- blame the pandemic and people cleaning out their junk.
The Rev. David Mcadoo is concerned about the mess piling up outside of his west side church, including a semi truck parked at a nearby abandoned house.
Police have been informed of the truck, which is being moved. The city is now aware of the dumping issues near the church.
“When you’re in a place where you want to be part of the community, and you come out and clean and then eventually it’s right back,” Mcadoo said. “It’s a terrible look and it’s just no safe. It’s definitely not safe when you have children coming around here, playing.”
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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Due to the recent massive flood, residents have placed debris on the curb waiting for pickup. Those residents will not be ticketed.
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