DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Illegal dumping sites are disappearing in Dallas as the city cracks down.READ MORE: Cowboys Could Have New Look Next Season As Both Coordinators Up For Head Coaching Jobs
Six more chronic illegal dumping sites were shut down last month. Paul Hansen with the city credits the city’s “Real Trash Talk” campaign, partnering with Crime Stoppers and the public’s help for the elimination of dumping sites.
“We are down to about 37 and last fiscal year at this time we were looking at 62 or 63. So we’ve made a significant impact,” he said.
Last month, the Marshals made 10 new arrests for illegal dumping, raising the number to 207 arrests so far this year, up from 142 last year.READ MORE: New Details On Texas Synagogue Hostage Taker Malik Faisal Akram And Possible Accomplices Arrested In England
“When we develop these cases, we get a warrant for these people’s arrest. In a lot of cases it leads to these chronic sites that have been problems for the city, just going away,” Hansen said.
The City urges citizens to call 311 when they see an illegal dumping site and to call 911 if they see dumping in progress. Crime Stoppers also offers up to $1,500 for information leading to an illegal dumping arrest.
To find City of Dallas surveillance and educational videos on illegal dumping in Dallas, search the hashtag: #RealTrashTalk on Facebook and Twitter. Visit RealTrashTalk.com for more information on illegal dumping in Dallas.MORE NEWS: Popular 70s Rock Group Kansas Cancels Fort Worth Show Due To Band Member Illness
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