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For Immediate Release:
July 09, 2019
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
[email protected]

Commissioner Diaz takes on illegal dumping

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring a resolution to crack down on illegal dumping.

The resolution, which is scheduled for consideration at the July 10 County Commission meeting, proposes to dedicate more police resources to the problem by creating a specialized unit for illegal dumping and environmental crimes, or expanding an existing unit to deal with the problem. It also calls for utilizing surveillance cameras and other existing tools to more quickly address illegal dumping and apprehend offenders, and implementing a training program for police officers regarding illegal dumping laws.

Illegal dumping is a problem in many parts of the County. It is against the law to illegally dump trash and waste on the right-of-way or on another person’s property, or to dump trash alongside bulky waste for curbside pick-up.

In 2017, Commissioner Diaz sponsored legislation creating an Illegal Dumping Task Force to address the problem of illegal dumping.