Ald. Russell Stamper, II
Press Release

DPW crews spring to action to address illegal dumping

Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II January 5, 2023

By - Jan 5th, 2023 04:16 pm
Cleanup Crew. Photo courtesy of the City of Milwaukee.

Cleanup Crew. Photo courtesy of the City of Milwaukee.

Too often, the spokes that are imperative in keeping the wheel of city life moving do not receive the credit they deserve. These silent ambassadors of diligence work tirelessly absent the limelight, helping to keep our city moving and as one of the cleanest cities in this nation. Today that ends!

Today, I am taking some time to commend the hardworking sanitation skid crews of the Department of Public Works. Their willingness to respond to our community quickly — keeping clean a site hit repeatedly with illegal dumping — has definitely not gone unnoticed.

The area of 25th and Fond du Lac in my district has been struggling with the effects of illegal dumping for some time now, and it is just one of far too many similar locations across the city. It is great to see what can occur when the community and DPW unite as one! I encourage the community to continue to notify the City (by calling 414-286-2489 – or 286-CITY) when they see any form of illegal dumping. These calls serve as the catalyst that propels the wheel of success toward alleviating illegal dumping, and citizens can get a reward of up to $1,000 if the information they provide leads to a citation for illegal dumping.

If you see illegal dumping in progress, please do not confront the individual(s). Write down the details and the description of the suspect(s), vehicle make and model, license plate, the items dumped, address/location, and the date and time of the incident. Then call 414-286-2489.

To close, I call the DPW skid crews up to the front for all to see and to say ‘Thank You’ for being some of the spokes keeping this city rolling toward being the cleanest, safest and healthiest community we can be.

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One thought on “DPW crews spring to action to address illegal dumping”

  1. DAGDAG says:

    Has the city ever heard of cameras? I mean good cameras…ones that can read license plates or the names on the side of trucks? I mean even trail cameras might help….but our elected officials can’t come up with a simple solution, find the culprits, and then fine the H out of them for a decades old problem that they cannot seem to solve.

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