Mayor Dewey Bartlett is urging city employees to keep an eye out for illegal dumping.
As FOX23 has reported in recent weeks there have been reports of lawn companies and individuals illegally dumping yard debris with on other people’s curbs and storm debris piles.
Bartlett is encouraging anyone who sees illegal dumping to get a vehicle description and tag number if possible.
The full letter is below:
Dear City of Tulsa employees,
Our Streets and Stormwater Dept. has been working tirelessly to remove yard waste across Tulsa after the terrible wind storm swept through our city on July 23. Crews are making one pass through the city with heavy equipment, and are in midtown now.
We’ve received reports that some lawn companies or individuals may be taking advantage of our situation by illegally dumping yard waste on curbs or on someone else’s property instead of taking their yard waste to the mulch site.
Illegal dumping is a crime. I hope you can be our eyes and ears in the field so we can prevent this from happening. We encourage citizens who see this occurring to try to get a vehicle description and tag number and immediately call the Tulsa Police Dept. non-emergency number at 918-596-9222.
Unfortunately for citizens, when this illegal dumping occurs and the person is not caught, the property owner is ultimately responsible to clean their own property and remove the yard waste.
I appreciate your time on this matter and thank you for your service to the citizens of Tulsa.
Dewey F. Bartlett Jr.