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Springfield, Ill., Requires Waste Haulers to Report Fly Dumping

Since the rules went into effect, the city has received approximately 30 calls from the haulers about discarded large items that need to be picked up.

Under new rules issued by the City of Springfield, Ill., Lake Area Disposal, Waste Management and Republic Services are required to report fly dumping.

Since the rules went into effect in September 2016, the city’s public works department has received approximately 30 calls from the haulers about discarded large items that need to be picked up.

The State Journal-Register has more details:

Fly dumping continues to be a problem locally, a couple of aldermen and neighborhood groups say, despite new rules that waste haulers must report garbage and other items discarded on streets and in alleys.

"As the weather is getting nicer, trash is becoming an issue again," said Ward 5 Ald. Andrew Proctor, who added that he's receiving complaints about it from residents with photos of overflowing trash bins.

The three private companies that collect trash in Springfield are required to report any fly dumping their crews see to the city under new rules for Lake Area Disposal, Waste Management and Republic Services that went into effect in September. That included raising the cap for what haulers can charge residents.

Read the full story here.

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