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Residents Encouraged to Report Illegal Dumping

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2014

Media Contact:
Scott Packard, Public Information Officer
(830) 386-2590 (o)
(830)560-6270 (c)
spackard@seguintexas.gov

Residents Encouraged to Report Illegal Dumping
Contact Police if Witnessed In-Progress

SEGUIN, Texas – The City of Seguin encourages residents who witness illegal dumping in-progress to immediately notify the Seguin Police Department.

“Unfortunately there are some people out there who feel it’s acceptable to dump trash anywhere they want,” Seguin Public Information Officer Scott Packard said. “Not only is this selfish and wrong – it’s blatantly illegal.”

If residents witness illegal dumping in-progress, they should immediately contact the SPD non-emergency line at (830) 379-2123. If possible, witnesses should provide a vehicle description, license plate number, location and suspect description. Quickly providing this information to police gives officers the best chance of catching and citing the culprits. Illegal dumping carries a fine of up to $2,000.

When illegal dumping is noticed after-the-fact, residents should report it to the Citizen Relations Coordinator at (830) 401-2445. When reports are received, the City of Seguin documents the location and sends a crew to remove the trash as soon as possible.

The City of Seguin provides two free opportunities per year for residents to dispose of unwanted items. The next clean-up day is scheduled for March 7, 2015. Additional details will be released closer to the event. Brush collection is also a routine free service provided to residents. For more information, click the “Brush Collection Information” link on the city website homepage, http://www.seguintexas.gov

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About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located off Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash