Deschutes County officials have confirmed former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, were dumping materials at Knott Landfill before employees noticed the couple and called law enforcement.
The incident happened last Friday, according to Timm Schimke, director of the county’s solid waste department.
“They looked like any other people who were cleaning out their garage or cleaning out a rental. It was just stuff,” Schimke said. “They weren’t manipulating the stuff. They were just tossing it out and they were only in there for two or three minutes and then they left.”