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Illegal dumpers caught on South Floyd Street and their pickup truck impounded

Thursday June 6, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Solid Waste Management Officials and Louisville Metro Police have impounded another vehicle caught in the act of illegal dumping on Thursday afternoon after a resident with a surveillance camera on South Floyd Street recorded a red pickup truck and two men committing the crime.

The resident in the area of South Floyd Street and Ormsby tipped off Solid Waste Management and when the men came back to dump a second load, their vehicle was impounded.

“I am glad to see citizens are joining us in our efforts to crackdown on illegal dumping, it shows that they take pride in their neighborhood. The Metro Council has taken a very serious stance on the issue of illegal dumping. Working with Solid Waste Management, Metro Police and now citizens the changes we have made are working,” says Councilman David James (D-6)

The Illegal Dumping ordinance reads that Metro Louisville will hold the vehicle for six months up to 12 months. The truck will not be released until there is proof that all fines for illegal dumping, cleanup costs and tow lot fees have been paid. Fines can range from $250 to $5000 and clean up fees are a minimum of $250.

The towing fee charged by LMPD is $112. There is also a $13 administrative cost. The Impound Lot charges $13 a day for storage. The initial first day cost will be $138.

“Illegal dumping is a crime and those caught will pay for breaking the law,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “What happened today shows homeowners are tired off illegal dumping in their neighborhoods and they want to help us catch the people who are trying to turn our city streets into their own personal dumping ground. I applaud the proactive neighbor!”

David James (D) 6
Marianne Butler (D) 15