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Illegal dumping turning New Haven street into an eyesore

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

New Haven neighbors said illegal dumping is turning their city street into an eyesore.

It has been going on for quite some time and police and the city’s public works department are both aware.

The city has put up “No Dumping” signs on Springside Avenue, but it is still an issue.

"About a month or so ago, somebody dumped their whole living room out there,” said Cindy DeCarlo of New Haven.

She and her neighbors said it is aggravating to know that someone is using their local street as their own landfill.

"Mattresses, furniture, chairs, tires, all kinds of stuff in plastic bags. Lord knows what that is, but it’s a lot of furniture,” said Al Kinder of New Haven.

Most of the junk is tossed into the woods off the winding road, right between where the last house is on the street and where Common Ground High School is.

"I've seen people dump garbage right across the street, down the street, mattresses,” said Harold Bradley of New Haven.

Neighbors said they always have their eyes peeled and have called public works or used the “See, Click, Fix” website which the city monitors.

Trash gets cleaned up, only to return.

"It gets worse. I can call it in, the city could come out today and tomorrow, there would be more stuff out there,” DeCarlo added.

Anyone caught dumping could face a $100 ticket.

The city said if it can find out who is dumping, they can be billed for the clean-up cost as well.

"We don't know who's doing it. I guess you could put a camera down there and find out, but I don't know how you're going to do that,” Kinder said.

The city is encouraging residents to report issues through the See, Click, Fix website or by calling the public works department. Also, getting a license plate number or car description is helpful.

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