“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
Illegal Dumping Task Force allegedly saw a 23-year-old Newark woman get out of her parked car at Hawthorne and Jelliff avenues and remove a cardboard box and a single bag of garbage from the trunk.The woman then walked over to a nearby dumpster – which belonged to a business on the 100-block of Hawthorne Avenue – and chucked the trash inside. None of the garbage included any hazardous materials, police said.Officers then apprehended the woman and towed her car, which is now subject to seizure via forfeiture laws, police stated.When asked if the woman had any prior violations in the city or was a habitual offender, a spokesperson for the Newark Department of Public Safety provided the following reply:"Anyone, not only individuals who have been previously warned or habitual offenders, can be arrested for dumping trash on private or city property."In June, Newark officials announced that they were creating an Illegal Dumping Task Force made up of members of the Newark police, fire officials and municipal sanitation personnel that would use surveillance cameras to "target the locations where offenses are most prevalent."Newark officials promised that "illegal dumping offenders" would have their vehicles towed, be fined for the cleanup and face criminal charges, including court costs.Don't forget to visit the Patch Newark Facebook page here."Illegal dumping...
Walker Lake, a solution has been agreed upon. Larry Grant, Director of Hawthorne Utilities, referred to it as “someone that dropped from the sky” as Andy Countryman from Fallon arrived to complete the necessary paperwork and licensing to provide home site trash pick-up.Already operating in Fallon as Handy Andy’s Disposal Service, Countryman comes with an established background.“I was a handyman for years but mentored in the disposal service under George Fernandez, who has been in the business over 30 years. At his urging, I began servicing the rural areas and the Mineral County opportunity came to me word-of-mouth at a busy time in January. When someone mentioned that Walker Lake was still open I took a drive down and networked into all the right people that same day. I look forward to servicing this new area starting July 1st, with Fridays as the weekly pickup day.”With a July 7 first pickup day, Countryman is using the abandonment law as many customers in Walker Lake retained the previous blue refuse containers. For those that do not have these commercial-sized con... (Mineral County Independent-News)