At 10:45 p.m. Friday, a big pickup truck pulled up to our oversized garbage bin. Two men got out and rapidly emptied the truck bed's contents into the bin.
The next morning, I went out with a bag of household trash and found the 6-cubic-yard bin filled to overflowing with heavy duty contractor's bags.
specialized bags can hold up to 110 pounds of debris, including bricks and metal. I tried to move one and it was weighty indeed.
Of course, late on a Friday evening there was no PMUA inspector around, nor did I think the police would respond, even though the Plainfield Police Division and PMUA are joining forces to catch dumpers. The three properties were just sold to a Brooklyn-based company and one evening an employee actually did catch a dumper who dropped off a mattress just after the company had paid to have a large accumulation of trash removed.
So these incidents are a nuisance to tenants and an unwanted expense to property owners. I'm told there may be cameras installed, and I believe the city's surveillance cameras can help track down those who dump in municipal parking lots and streets.
The PMUA has a special advisory on illegal dumping. As it states, illegal dumping adversely affects the entire community.