Illegally dumped trash reduces the beauty of public places including neighborhood streets, parks, and waterways (www.dontmesswithtexas.org).
Illegally dumped trash is more than an ugly eyesore. Illegal dumpsites can be…
•A Fire Hazard – Piles of dumped trash can present a fire hazard, especially in dry conditions.
•A Health Hazard - Rats, flies and mosquitoes breed in litter; all of these are capable of spreading disease.
Waco Solid Waste Services will continue its successful partnerships with community leadership organizations such as Keep Waco Beautiful and Neighborhood Associations to organize special clean-up events, such as the Brazos River Clean-Up, Neighborhood and Baylor Steppin’ Out Clean-Up events and Earth Day celebrations.
Waco Solid Waste Services works in partnership with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department through the funding of officers to enforce illegal dumping laws throughout Greater Waco and the County.