Storm effect: Some Houston neighborhoods, apartment complexes have mountains of garbage
HOUSTON – The city of Houston is working overtime to catch-up on the heaps of garbage, recycling and heavy trash sitting on curbs, as the winter storm that swept through this week halted service. “I have been talking directly to solid waste. Click here for the latest updates and pick-up schedule from Houston’s Solid Waste DepartmentResidents in the Ridgemont neighborhood, which is outside of Beltway 8 near Fuqua Street, reported problems with garbage collection on Friday. The neighborhood is filled with overflowing garbage and recycling bins, and plenty of heavy trash debris from damaged homes lining the curbs. There were also many apartment complexes in this high-density area of southwest Houston with overflowing dumpsters and trash strewn across parking lots.
Illegal dumping in Houston: The challenge and who is investigating
HOUSTON – For decades, illegal dumping has been a challenge in Houston’s lower-income communities. AdRosen’s office has placed several examples of illegal dumping on their YouTube page. Fines and criminal charges for dumping, other public eyesoresThe criminal charges for illegal dumping can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, separate from fines. There also are many more eyesores than simply illegal dumping and the City of Houston issues fines for those as well. AdGarbage, rubbish and trashFines: 1st Offense $50 to $100, 2nd Offense $100 to $1,500, 3rd Offense $200 to $2,000.
Residents fed up with unsafe, smelly and illegal dumping in northeast Houston neighborhood
HOUSTON – A group of neighbors has had enough of the illegal dumping plaguing their northeast Houston community. Residents say the dumping needs to stop. “For the amount of trash it was, I couldn’t believe that this was in my city,” Mosco said. Williams says the street needs cameras to catch the dumpers in action. KPRC 2 reached out to Davis, who represents the area, and the city of Houston but we have not heard back.