In a “shout out to residents” Mayor Joe Ganim declares in a video if you turn someone in for dumping on the city there’s a $200 reward.
“The unlawful disposal of garbage needs to stop, and law enforcement will take action against those who perpetuate dumping in our City,” says the mayor in a statement. “To that end, we need the help of residents who witness illegal dumping–take pictures and report it.”
Individuals caught will be arrested, fined for their infraction and the vehicles used will be seized by the Bridgeport Police. State regulations permit law enforcement agencies to seize assets and property used to commit crimes, including illegal dumping. Those caught unlawfully disposing of garbage and other material are subject to a minimum $200 fine and can be charged with a misdemeanor.
The City of Bridgeport through its Anti-Blight Initiative offers a $200 reward for anyone who contributes evidence that leads to an arrest for illegal dumping. Report it by taking a picture of the vehicle, and people in the act of illegal dumping. Email evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org or to immediately call 203-330-4203.