What you should do if you catch someone illegally dumping trash in your neighborhood

Detroit police on high alert for illegal dumpers

Detroit police are on high alert, keeping an eye out for illegal dumpers.

DETROIT – Police are warning illegal dumpers to stop because with the weather getting warmer, Detroit police officers are on high alert.

Police are already concerned with what they’re seeing. There are already piles of old boxes, buckets, and mattresses left in neighborhoods.



Residents on Detroit’s east side said a pile of garbage appeared just a few days ago. They say sometimes the trash is coming from the suburbs.

“We need to have a nice, clean liveable neighborhood like everyone else would desire,” a resident said.

If you catch someone illegally dumping you should contact the police immediately.


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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.

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