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Pueblo group has plan to fight illegal dumping

Posted at 5:42 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 19:42:34-04

PUEBLO – A group in Pueblo has an elaborate plan to fight a very public eyesore.

The Pueblo County Trash Task Force is pitching a plan to put cameras in the illegal dumping hot spots in both the city and county.

In addition to cameras, the task force wants to have the Health Department dedicate one person to answer illegal dumping calls. They also want the District Attorney’s office more involved to give Pueblo a clean reputation.

“It is quite simply a reflection of how we represent ourselves to tourists and people outside of Pueblo County and I can’t tell you how valuable that image is. We need to protect it,” said County Commissioner Garrison Ortiz.

The group has a rough estimate for this project to cost about $120,000. They will be asking the city and county governments to help pay for it.