Littering and dumping enforcement

I’ve lived in a Littleton for 30 years. In the last 10 years, there has been an enormous amount of pollution, I mean, garbage, just thrown out on the sides of the roads and all over Denver as well. Prior to 10 years, it was such a clean city and state. Is there any kind of signing in… I’m originally from New York, where we had the Don’t Pollute, Give a Hoot campaign or thousand of dollars for catching somebody who has thrown garbage out the window. It seems to just be getting worse and worse.

Littleton Police Chief Doug StephensChief Douglas Stephens: Yeah, that’s a good question. Probably more suited for other folks than me, but there are some things there that we can address. Number one is if anybody sees any folks… One of the challenges we have is illegal dumping, right? So you see people dumping mattresses or TVs or whatever along the side of the road or in a vacant property. We’d like to know about that as soon as possible because we can’t take enforcement action against that type of behavior. Some of the other individual things that you’re demonstrating in the educational campaign you’re talking about are better addressed toward our elected officials and then our public works folks, and we’ll definitely pass that on and make sure they’re aware of that and work together to try to reduce that problem.