May 24

Updated May 26

Box truck dumping trash in Alley

At 9:30 tonight a large box truck pulled up in our alley on the 1900 W Cortland block and dumped 8 old TVs and computer monitors and a couple of tires in front of our garage.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anything we can/should do?


  • Maplewood John Life-long Chicagoan

    One slimy "clean out your basement" contractor working every day (who doesn't want to pay dump fees for the stuff he collects & can't resell) may become a one-man trash crime-wave, until the police catch him fly-dumping a few times.

  • UPDATE - I filed a 311 request online on Tuesday, received a call on Wednesday morning from streets & san saying they had been out to take a look and that they would remove the trash. It was collected this morning. I was impressed with the responsiveness.

    We are still trying to track down a license plate on our neighbor's camera. Streets and san said the truck would be impounded with a $2500 fine.

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