Children play in front of Sumner Elementary School in North Lawndale. Across the street, the construction dump looms. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Sumner Elementary School archive)
“I just thought, ‘Well, somebody’s just parking their trucks in there,’” said Woodson, “’til a guy said, ‘Ms. Woodson, come down, look at this. Do you know that somebody’s over there dumping in that lot?’” And they were. Load after load of broken concrete, rebar, bricks and stones
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“The individuals and companies arrested in connection with this alleged illegal dumping scheme put the health of Suffolk County residents at risk out of pure greed,” Sini said. “These defendants are alleged to have knowingly dumped solid waste and potentially hazardous materials into our residents’ backyards and parks just to line their pockets.”
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo estimated 5 million tons of construction and demolition debris is generated annually in the New York metro area. Much of it ends up in the mid-Hudson.“Due to the rural nature of the mid-Hudson Valley area and its proximity to New York City, illegal dumping has been an especially difficult problem through the region,” Cuomo said in February 2017. “Haulers see an easy way to cut costs by dumping loads of waste sourced from New York City in the mid-Hudson Valley.”
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BOSTON — A Billerica waste hauling company has paid $62,500 to settle claims that it illegally dumped construction and demolition waste at an unauthorized site in Methuen.The attorney general says W.L. French Excavating Corp. violated Massachusetts state law by dumping 29 loads of waste, including concrete, bricks and asphalt.
via 2 waste removal companies targeted in state crackdown | Boston Herald.
A Bronx-based demolition company has been charged with three misdemeanors after allegedly dumping this wall of debris along the South County Trail last month.
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – A Bronx demolition company was charged Thursday with dumping a wall of construction debris along the South County Trailway in Dobbs Ferry.
Westchester County Police issued E-Three Demolition three summonses in connection with the May 15 construction waste pile that included roofing shingles, wooden boards and beams, bricks and a port-a-potty.
Police say that, around 2 a.m., the company illegally dumped roughly 30 cubic yards of the debris on the South County Trailway, blocking the path near the Dobbs Ferry-Ardsley line. The rubble was discovered around dawn when people running or biking along the trailway encountered the wall of debris lying across the path near Lawrence Street.
“Any illegal dumping on parkland is offensive, but the amount of construction material that was dumped in this incident was particularly egregious,” Public Safety Commissioner George N. Longworth said in a press release. “This company backed a truck up under darkness of night and dumped a substantial amount of material that blocked the trailway.”
The Bronx-based demolition company summonses included charges of depositing of a noisome or unwholesome substance, depositing rubbish or refuse matter on county property and being an unlicensed hauler, all misdemeanors.
Police said the summonses were given to Eddie Verdejo, 43, of the Bronx, who is the owner of the company. The charges are answerable Aug. 2 in Dobbs Ferry Village Court.
via Bronx Company Charged In Dobbs Ferry Waste Dumping | The Dobbs Ferry Daily Voice.