Michigan Rep. Cynthia Johnson introduces legislation that would crack down on illegal dumpers

Michigan representative introduces legislation targeting illegal dumpers.
Michigan representative introduces legislation targeting illegal dumpers.

DETROIT – The problem of illegal dumping in Metro Detroit has only grown during the COVID pandemic.

Michigan Rep. Cynthia Johnson (MI-5) introduced legislation that would crack down on those who are busted for illegal dumping.

The has been garbage along Montgomery Street for months. Even flooding-related trash is still there. The City of Detroit is working to clean everything up, but some residents are growing frustrated.

Johnson introduced House Bill 4084 to crack down on illegal dumpers. The bill, if it becomes law, would raise the fines and go after those who get caught dumping in Detroit.

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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.

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