Illegal Dumping, An Ongoing Tyler Problem


illegal dumpingTYLER — It is unlawful to dump trash such as tires, household garbage, brush, appliances or furniture within Tyler city limits. Non-commercial dumping of less than five pounds is a Class C Misdemeanor which can result in fines up to $2,000. Since the inception of the Code Enforcement Department on Jan. 1, 2008 there have been 1,579 illegal dumping cases to date.

Over the last two years the purchases of surveillance cameras and deployment of them have resulted in 46 citations issued, compared to only three total over the previous years combined. While this is a substantial increase, it is still a major problem within the City. To date, the Code Enforcement Department has a 100% conviction rate in Municipal Court involving illegal dumping cases. Rather than dumping waste illegally, residents should call the Tyler Solid Waste Department at 903-531-1388 to request a bulky item special pickup.

If you observe illegal dumping, fill out a violation report on the Code Enforcement website at http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/CodeEnforcement/ToReportCodeViolations.aspx or call 903-531-1312. All reports are anonymous.

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