Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trash

LPD arrests 4 men in debris dumping case

By César G. Rodriguez
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:42 AM CDT
Four men are behind bars, accused of illegally dumping more than 1,000 pounds of building material debris Tuesday afternoon in south Laredo.

That's not good, especially since we already have a trash problem to contend with.


Here's part of a press release from the City of Laredo where they cleaned up District 1.

“Operation Clean-Up is a really positive campaign for helping to beautify Laredo,” said Ronnie Acosta, Community Development Director. “Residents have cleaned up their community, and we have only had to issue a minimal amount of citations.  We encourage everyone to be a part of this campaign,” she said.

Last month’s Operation Clean-Up District I results:
118 verbal warnings
25 written warnings
16 junked vehicles
8 nuisance
94 small tires
9.99 total tons of debris

For additional information on the clean-up campaign, contact the City of Laredo Community Development Department at 795-2675.

9.99 tons of debris?  You probably have to factor in the 16 junked cars into that estimate.  Nevertheless, as good as the city's efforts are, more has to be done on our parts.  We're awash in trash and illegal dumpers don't help matters.

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