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Alliance city officials trying to curb illegal trash dumping

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Illegal trash dumping in the city of Alliance has not been a problem in the past but with some recent eye-sore sightings city officials are trying to curb the issue.
Alliance City Manager J. D. Cox is asking people to be on the lookout for items not properly thrown away.

He says there have been some reports coming in about items left in alleyways.

But Cox says the problem is not just happening in city alleys but also in the backyards of some residential areas.

He says illegal dumping takes away from normal trash pick-up times and is just not attractive for the city.
"We don't know if a lot of that is coming from residents that already live here or perhaps it might be from outside. If you see something that looks a little unusual especially, someone unloading a mattress or an appliance in alley, that's not the appropriate place for it," said Cox.
The city manager says anyone caught littering can be slapped with a maximum of a $1,000 fine and theft of services carries a maximum of $500 and/or three months in jail.

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