President James praises efforts by SWMS officers as 1st vehicle of 2021 is impounded for illegal dumping

January 19, 2021

Louisville – President David James is praising officers of the Department of Public Works Solid Waste Enforcement this afternoon for their pursuit of anyone who is illegally dumping in Louisville Metro.

In this first impoundment, the dumping occurred in a vacant lot in the 1200 block of South 10th Street in District 6.

“I want to thank the officers of SWMS for doing their job and being persistent in catching an illegally dumper. It would be nice if this was the only impound we have in 2021, but let others understand, if you do this it will be costly for you,” said the President.

On November 27, 2020, the Department of Public Works Solid Waste Enforcement officers captured two individuals illegally dumping furniture in the 1200 block of S 10th St. The individual responsible for the dumping was operating a junk removal business without a Waste Hauler license and openly admitted to the dumping.

The team located the vehicle today in District 12 and issued a $500 citation and impounded the vehicle. In total, the individual will owe approximately $750 with the fine amount and impound fees.

The Department of Public Works has pledged to continue its pursuit of those who feel it is okay to jeopardize human health and harm to the environment by illegally dumping waste materials.



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