Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Catching illegal dumpers red-handed
From CBS 2:
Illegal dumpers are tarnishing the Big Apple in a big way, but now the city is fighting back with a trash sting, CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported.
Illegal dumpers pull up in the middle of the night, maybe even on your block, bearing bags of trash — old furniture, tires and used appliances. New Yorkers are fed up with it.
But there’s a very good chance they will get caught – by the Sanitation Department’s police force.
CBS 2 went undercover with Officers Chad Jacobson and Kevin Torres who stake out, follow and apprehend violators. Violators like one man who was seen dumping a potentially dangerous propane tank on a Brooklyn sidewalk.