Hillsborough to Tackle Trash, Illegal Dumping in Palm River, Clair-Mel

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 25, 2019) - How a community looks can impact how residents feel. Illegal dump sites and code violations can affect health, safety, and property values throughout a neighborhood.

From Friday, April 26, through Friday, May 3, Hillsborough County Code Enforcement will host a Fight the Blight Community Cleanup in Palm River and Clair-Mel. Residents in those areas can take items such as furniture, tires, electronics, and metal from their property to a centrally located disposal site at Tidewater Trail and Windsor Way.

With the help of a Lightning Loader - a large debris-clearing vehicle - the County will dispose of the items for free. In addition, Code Enforcement will clean up several illegal dump sites in the community during the weeklong event.

Items can be brought to the disposal site from 8 AM to 4 PM. The cleanup is open to residents who live within the following boundaries:

  • North: Tampa Bypass Canal
  • East: Selmon/86th Street
  • South: Causeway Boulevard
  • West: CSX railroad tracks

Yard waste, commercial vehicle tires, and hazardous chemicals will not be accepted. For more information, call (813) 352-2473.

Link: B-roll from illegal dump site, sound bites from Jon-Paul Lavandeira



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