Posted on · Officials say someone is leaving heaps of litter including housing construction debris and trash bags at Galveston Island State Park.
Posted on · The guidelines require the city to do more community outreach, monitor and provide data on its efforts to address illegal dumping, and explore additional enforcement on commercial dumpers.
Posted on · The city has gotten over 5,000 complaints about illegal dumping over the past year. The Department of Justice has also launched an investigation about dumping happening more often in Houston’s Black and Latino communities.
Posted on · The three-year contract will provide the solid waste department with additional help with picking-up illegal heavy trash and junk waste.
Posted on · Turner said trash returns to the illegal dumping sites just as quickly as the city cleans them up. He said the city is doing its part to keep the city clean but they need help from residents too.
Posted on · The investigation comes after a civil rights complaint was filed alleging the city is much slower to respond to reports of illegal dumping in communities of color than in wealthier, white communities.
Posted on · People in the Super Neighborhood 48 community are looking forward to the outcome of the DOJ's investigation into the city and illegal dumping after years of advocating for action.
Posted on · The complaint alleges that the city's denial of services threaten the health and safety of Black and Latino people in Houston.
Posted on · The team of undergraduates chose to include eyes on the signs because of the well-documented "watching eye" effect.
Posted on · The city gave itself 29 days to respond to 3-1-1 calls about illegal dumping last year, but it missed that target more often than not. Two interactive maps, produced by News 88.7, show where the problem is worse — Houston's poorest areas.
Posted on · Authorities say some of the problem is caused by trash haulers who are trying to avoid landfill fees.
Posted on · City of Houston focuses on eliminating breeding sites.
Posted on · The city collects up to 6,000 illegally dumped old tires per year.