Illegal Fly Dumping
Illegal dumping, or fly dumping, is the dumping of any waste material on public or private property without a permit from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CPDH).
Trash that is commonly dumped includes:
- old furniture
- household garbage
- construction debris
- yard waste
- hazardous waste (generally dumped in drums or barrels)
But it can be anything!
So, this means that fly dumping includes disposing of your trash in someone else's garbage can or dumpster. Offenders are subject to fines (a minimum of $1,500 for the first offense), jail time of up to 6 months, and community service of up to 200 hours. In addition, their vehicles may be impounded at the owner's expense.
Brendan Ross is a licensed real estate broker and attorney in Chicago.