DEC: Truck Illegally Dumps Waste in Hudson Valley, Gets Caught
A dump truck driver got caught dumping waste in the Hudson Valley because the driver got stuck after the alleged illegal act.
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a call from the town of Putnam Valley building inspector reporting a dump truck that just illegally deposited a load of solid waste was stuck at the site.
Officers arrived to find the dump truck off the road, unable to move and directly in front of a pile of fill, officials say.
The driver said the fill came from a yard in New Rochelle with the material originating in New York City, according to the DEC.
The property owner said he had been approached with an offer for free fill. He wanted the fill for part of a driveway expansion, although the fill had actually been dumped on a neighbor's property, officials say.
DEC Division of Materials Management engineers determined that the fill was solid waste and ECO Eyler wrote the driver a summons for unlawful disposal of solid waste. The property owner was issued a summons for operating a solid waste management facility without a permit. The driver was ordered to remove the load of fill after the truck was back on solid ground.
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