City of Houston Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping

Houston is doubling the fine for illegal dumping. City Council has increased the fine from two-thousand to four-thousand-dollars, which is the maximum allowed under state law. The council also increased the fines for repeat offenders.

City and county officials say many illegal dumpers commit the crime within three-miles of their own home or office.

The city received more than eight-thousand complaints about illegal dumpsites in 2019.

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