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Environmental Enforcement Unit

The Environmental Enforcement Unit is responsible for responding to all calls that fall within the scope of our environment, such as illegal dumping, littering, hazardous spills, tarp and loose material violations, burn laws, illegal junkyards, and any other calls that may be detrimental to our environment. The unit responds to calls both in the county and within the city limits. Two litter buses also operate within this unit, collecting roadside litter and picking up dump sites throughout the county. The Environmental Enforcement Unit is commanded by Sergeant Mike Leutert and four deputies.

Public education about the dangers of these problems and the means of enforcing state laws concerning the environment is an important part of the Environmental Enforcement Unit’s mission. In 2014, the unit responded to 86 complaints in both the city and the county and investigated 44 cases. Bi-County Landfill, a self-sufficient agency operated solely by user fees, largely funds the operations and staff of the Environmental Enforcement Unit.

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