Director of Environmental Health Roydell Carter says he is supporting comments made by Community Affairs Minister Hon. Osbourne Bodden who says penalties for illegal dumping and littering should be ramped up.
Mr. Carter echoed sentiments of the Bodden Town MLA saying a significant increase should be added to the current fine of $500 but said he is more concerned about avoiding a lengthy process of penalizing illegal dumpers.
“The system should really take on a process where it is based on a ticketing system so you’re fined at the time or if you’re caught the ticket should be issued for that violation rather than having to go through the cumbersome process of the courts,” said Mr. Carter.
Mr. Carter said the litter law will be reviewed and that he has received feedback from government who says discussions which concerns changing the law is on the agenda.
Mr. Carter added that officers of the Department of Environmental Health will be working with police officers to enforce illegal dumping laws and mentioned property owners who are experiencing dumping on their property should call the Department of Environmental Health at 949-6696 or visit the website gov.ky