City leaders looking to crackdown on illegal dumping - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

City leaders looking to crackdown on illegal dumping

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Have you noticed trash in your neighborhoods? Toledo city leaders say illegal dumping is worse than they've seen it in years. 

Monday night, city leaders talked about creating a task force.

City council members Toledo is lacking enforcement and investigation for this illegal dumping.

Rubber is an expensive material to recycle and the Ohio EPA provides the city with grant money but it's not enough to keep up with how many are being dropped off in alleyways.

So far this year, more than 600 tires have been picked up off our streets. Last year city leaders recycled 9000 tires.

They're asking you take advantage of the 12 recycling events throughout the season for tires, or free dump days at the Hoffman road landfill and if you do see someone illegal dumping, get their license plate number and report it to Engage Toledo. 

You can remain anonymous.

"I've never seen illegal dumping as bad as this season, it's so rampant and it's just everywhere that we all need to come together as a task force, which we talked about earlier. Having this task force group and figure out a plan of action on how to address illegal dumping. We have to stand up and say, no more piles in our neighborhoods, we are tired of it. And we are going to prosecute people who do this, and we are going to fine them or put them in jail," said Dennis Kennedy, the Code Enforcement Acting Commissioner 

City leaders are working with Toledo Police on this.

Officers can pull over someone with more than 10 tires in a pickup truck. To have that many tires in your vehicle, you have to be a licensed tire hauler, and there are only three in Northwest Ohio. 

Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Man connected to last year's officer-involved shooting enters Alford plea

    Man connected to last year's officer-involved shooting enters Alford plea

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-09-24 16:41:32 GMT
    Overton (Source: TPD)Overton (Source: TPD)
    Overton (Source: TPD)Overton (Source: TPD)

    The third and final person connected to a shooting from last year entered an Alford plea on Monday morning. Phillip Overton entered the plea to a charge of attempted felonious assault. 

    More >>

    The third and final person connected to a shooting from last year entered an Alford plea on Monday morning. Phillip Overton entered the plea to a charge of attempted felonious assault. 

    More >>
  • Perrysburg fire department awarded $43,637 in grant program

    Perrysburg fire department awarded $43,637 in grant program

    Monday, September 24 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-09-24 15:56:09 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    On Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $43,637 to the Perrysburg Fire Division for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program. “Ohio firefighters and first responders work every day to protect our families,” said Brown. “We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities like Perrysbur...More >>
    On Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $43,637 to the Perrysburg Fire Division for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program. “Ohio firefighters and first responders work every day to protect our families,” said Brown. “We must support our first-responder organizations so that communities like Perrysbur...More >>
  • Deported Ohio mother of 4 reunited with family

    Deported Ohio mother of 4 reunited with family

    Monday, September 24 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-09-24 15:43:02 GMT
    Maribel Trujillo Diaz, a Fairfield mother of four, is back home and reunited with her family after being deported to Mexico 17 months ago.Maribel Trujillo Diaz, a Fairfield mother of four, is back home and reunited with her family after being deported to Mexico 17 months ago.
    Maribel Trujillo Diaz, a Fairfield mother of four, is back home and reunited with her family after being deported to Mexico 17 months ago.Maribel Trujillo Diaz, a Fairfield mother of four, is back home and reunited with her family after being deported to Mexico 17 months ago.

    A Fairfield mother of four who was deported to Mexico in April 2017 is now back home with her family, attorneys say. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. represents Maribel Trujillo Diaz and says she was returned to the U.S. from Mexico to attend her ongoing immigration hearings at the Cleveland Immigration Court. 

    More >>

    A Fairfield mother of four who was deported to Mexico in April 2017 is now back home with her family, attorneys say. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. represents Maribel Trujillo Diaz and says she was returned to the U.S. from Mexico to attend her ongoing immigration hearings at the Cleveland Immigration Court. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly