Two St. Louis men are facing stiff fines after being caught dumping trash illegally Wednesday morning.
North St. Louis Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe says the problem is ruining his ward. He says even his complaints are ignored. “I think it’s because the city is not taking complaints seriously in north St. Louis,” he says.
City officials say the problems is that landlords will sometime pay people to haul junk away from their homes. Instead of taking it to the dump, they bring it behind vacant lots where the city’s refuse division has to pick it up.
Trash isn’t the only issue. Wednesday morning three men were caught cutting down trees and dumping them three houses away at an abandoned house. They face fines of up to $500……..
This is also an issue for taxpayers, as this problem costs them $2-3 million a year.