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Marion County reports 54 illegal dumping cases, 3 fines issued for March 2022

Marion County Solid Waste Code Enforcement Officers managed 54 illegal dumping cases throughout the county and issued 3 civil fines in the month of March.

This information is part of the monthly Solid Waste Operations report which will be presented to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3.

The report shows that during the month, code enforcement officers conducted nearly 65 investigations. There were 24 investigations for littering and illegal dumping complaints on county rights-of-way, 30 investigations for illegal dumping cases throughout the county, and the remaining 11 investigations were for littering and leaving garbage outside of closed recycling convenience centers.

Code enforcement officers issued three civil fines, each for $68, for “illegal dumping of waste weighing less than 15 pounds,” according to the report. The officers routinely provide spot checks at all recycling centers across the county to verify users are not commercial businesses, are not living outside of Marion County, and are not disposing of inappropriate types of refuse.

Community service workers collected nearly 87,500 pounds of litter throughout the county in March. More than 62,000 pounds of litter were collected by county staff and contract employees, and inmates collected over 26,000 pounds.

Recycling centers across Marion County recycled over 660,500 pounds of furniture during the month, and over 140,600 pounds of electronic waste and tires were also recycled, according to the report.

Marion County is currently conducting a survey for residents who wish to share their opinions about litter in the county.