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North side neighbors sick of illegal trash dumping

Posted at 8:32 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 08:33:10-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- People living in a neighborhood on Indianapolis' north side say they're sick of illegal trash dumping near their home. 

Robert Coon said the mattresses have been sitting in the alley for almost two months. The mattresses were soaked from rain and covered with dirt and leaves. 

A spokesperson with the City of Indianapolis said an inspector was there in September but found no violations. But as late as Friday evening, an RTV6 crew found piles of trash, tires and lots of mattresses. 

The city wants people to report these problems, with photos.

"If you're the one dumping - how would you feel if we dumped this in your front yard?" Coon said. 

At the Marion County Transfer Station, it costs $2 to drop off a carload of trash, or $5 for a pickup truck or SUV load.

Trash pickup for Marion County includes two heavy trash pickups per month. That includes things like tires with rims, appliances without freon, like a stove, and mattresses.

For more information on illegal trash dumping, click here.

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