LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The nook off Owens Avenue and North Hollywood Boulevard is a sparse space changing into a goal spot for unlawful dumping the place rubbish is rising.
David Lewis has lived in that a part of city for 16 years.
“It’s all over social media, my neighbors in the area are constantly complaining about it. Mattresses and couches on the side of the road,” Lewis stated.
He stated it is a continuing battle with unlawful dumpers who’ve crammed the empty lot with trash.
“So, this lot in particular I learned today the owner is out of the country, so they’ve had difficulty contacting him but say they’re making progress which is good to see because this has been going on for a year and a half where the trash piles continue to grow,” Lewis defined. “Now it’s spread to the adjacent lot and now that property owner is going to have to address that too.”
Andy Chaney is the Environmental Health Supervisor, in command of unlawful dumping for the Southern Nevada Health District.
“Generally speaking, public-owned lands have a maintenance schedule with cleanup crews and maintain the property once we notify them to put it on their schedule,” Chaney stated. “Versus a property owner, they’re going to get a certified letter from us out of the blue with photographs and GPS points identifying dump piles on their property.”
Chaney stated they notify the property homeowners as quickly as they will.
“The logistics are more difficult for someone who lives out of state. We do work with property owners if it’s going to take them a while,” Chaney defined. “We encourage them to contact us first so that they’re not getting a second discover or discover of violation for not eradicating the waste, so we want them to be proactive. We keep in mind people’ circumstances however we have now a restricted variety of extensions that we will do based mostly upon that. “
Chaney stated property homeowners can protect their land from unlawful dumping by posting indicators and inserting berms.
“It’s not uncommon for people to spend anywhere from $500 to several thousand dollars on a cleanup depending on the extent,” added Chaney. “There’s a number of surprises that come up something from motor oil to lifeless animals.
Chaney and Lewis are encouraging others to report unlawful dumping as it is a well being and security concern.
“It’s our community and we have to take action to take care of it,” Lewis stated.
When reporting unlawful dumping, Chaney stated it’s finest to embody photos, movies, and a license plate when you can to allow them to catch and prosecute unlawful dumpers.
You can report unlawful dumping by calling 702-759-0600 and urgent 2 for the direct grievance line or you may go surfing to www. snhd.data/grievance and click on the unlawful dumping tab.