According to Mayor Brian Billings, anyone caught disposing of trash at the old dump site, located on Neal Road near Krodel Park, will be prosecuted. Criminal penalties for illegally disposing trash can range up to $25,000 per day of violation as well as up to 32 hours community service, which typically entails the collection of litter. Those who illegally dump trash also can land up to one year incarceration in either a county or regional jail.
According to West Virginia Code 22C-4-10, solid wastes generated from both households and businesses must be done so in a lawful manner. Solid waste includes the following: newspapers, cans, bottles, garbage, discarded household furniture, appliances, tires, carcasses of dead animals, cigarette butts, ashes, shingles, construction and demolition waste as well as other waste materials.
Those who know of anyone illegally dumping trash are asked to call the West Virginia DNR law enforcement section at 304-675-0871.