CHICAGO (CBS) — Kane County officials were asking people to help keep their forest preserves beautiful, and to stop illegal dumping on its land, and to help catch others when they do.
Officials said the practice, known as “fly dumping” has “reached a new level” in Kane County.
“It’s a chronic problem here at the forest preserve,” Kane County Forest Preserve District spokesman Mike Gilloffo said.
When someone illegally dumps trash or other debris on Forest Preserve property, county workers have to clean it up.
Gilloffo said they get everything from household garbage, to construction debris, to the kitchen sink.
“I remember one fellow was remodeling his bathroom, so he pulled up with a pickup truck, and loaded it up with his toilet, and sink, and everything else. We were lucky enough to be in the area when that happened, and caught him,” he said.