The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is asking for our help to stop illegal dumping in the county.
In a news release sent last week, the sheriff’s office shared photos from a recent illegal dump site in the 6800 block of Wallis Road, north of Southern Boulevard and west of Jog Road. Before PBSO cleaned up the site on May 8, people had dumped scores of tires, paint buckets, bottles of chemicals and more on the sidewalk and along the road.
This is an issue that affects the entire county — I’m sure any resident in The Acreage can share plenty of stories about a vacant lot or two near their house that is known as a collection site for old tires and trash.
Illegal dumping doesn’t just include chemicals and other garbage. The county has struggled off and on for years against unscrupulous manure haulers who find empty lots or quiet places in rural areas to dump entire truckloads of animal waste, an issue I reported on during my time with The Palm Beach Post.
“Besides being an eye sore, it is a criminal act that poses significant risks to public health, ecosystems, and the overall well-being of our community,” the sheriff’s office said.
If you see illegal dumping, it’s important to report it right away. You can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS or remain anonymous by downloading PBSO’s new app “PBSO” for Apple or Android, then use the “See Something” feature.
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