Residents living near vacant Burbank School in Detroit fed up with illegal dumpers

Owner of boat faces fine of $3,000

Neighbors fed up with illegal dumoing at vacant Detroit school
Neighbors fed up with illegal dumoing at vacant Detroit school

DETROITIllegal dumpers have continued to use the abandoned Burbank School in Detroit to leave everything from boats, cars and trash.

More than a week ago somebody left a car at the school. Neighbors who live near the school said they’ve had enough. After the severe flooding impacted Metro Detroit more trash started appearing outside the school.

Something is finally being done to fix the issue.

Recently someone dumped an old boat. With the help of Detroit police Local 4 was able to track down the owner of the boat. The owner now faces tickets and a fine of around $3,000.

Watch the video above for the full report.




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.