Two in one week- SWMS Enforcement impounds two vehicles for illegal dumping

April 10, 2019

Louisville – Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement Officers have had a very busy week so far. They have impounded two vehicles for illegal dumping on South Preston Street and Marret Avenue.

“I want to thank SWMS for its continued commitment to follow through in tracking down those who think they can use our city for their own personal landfill,” says President David James (D-6). “Illegal dumping is a top priority for the Metro Council. That’s why we made it costly if you decide to do it.”

“I too want to thank SWMS for its continued efforts to enforce our illegal dumping laws,” says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “Our neighborhoods must not be turned into an outdoor dumpster. These officers and alert citizens of our community continue to tell illegal dumpers: don’t do it!”

On Monday, SWMS impounded a Ford SUV for dumping old tires at a vacant lot in the1200 block of South Preston Street. The street is shared in representation by President James and Councilwoman Sexton Smith.

Enforcement Officers were able to track down the vehicle on E Ormsby Ave. The individual was issued a citation totaling $750, and the owner will have to pay approximately $250 for impound and storage fees.

On Tuesday, SWMS Enforcement located and impounded a second vehicle this week. The truck was witnessed on surveillance cameras being used to dump wood pallets in the 600 block of Marret Ave. That area is in Councilwoman Sexton Smith’s District.

Enforcement Officers were able to track down the vehicle on S 6th St. The individual was issued a citation totaling $750, and the owner will have to pay approximately $250 for impound and storage fees.

 

 

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