Private land treated as dump site, owners pay

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Property owners in onepart of Tucson's southwest side say their privately owned land is being used asan illegal dump site.

Theysay it's not only an ugly nuisance, but it's now becoming an expensive problem,too.

Severalpeople who live in this area say couches and furniture along theside of the road or just off in the desert are a common and frustrating site.

Doug Martin, the general manager of a local radio station, said he just had to clean up his property once again. There were dozensand dozens of old tires and trash on his property. Then when we took a strollthrough the neighborhood, we found plenty of other illegal dump sites. We sawcouches, beds, a television set, and even a couple of vacuums.

"Well, I'mfrustrated the city doesn't seem to have a plan for this," Martin said. "You know by eitherproviding you know places where people can put their trash and also thatthey're not enforcing wildcat dumping."

That's how some refer tothis problem, as "wildcat dumping."

Doug says he has beentrying to get a solution worked out with the city for over a year.

He also says he spends $4to $500 almost every month to clean it up.

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