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Because you asked: Responsibility for dumping on private property


Last updated 3/29/2022 at 2:29pm

Karin Hill

This vacant lot on East Ohio Avenue across from Fountain City Hall was covered in trash on March 4.

Recently the vacant lot across from the Fountain Valley News office became a virtual landfill almost overnight. At first, there was an item or two, and over the course of a couple of weeks it grew to large piles, including big garbage bags full of junk.

News staff knew that the property owners were not local, so they alerted them to the problem. One of the owners was shocked when he saw the photos of trash all over his site.

"I had no idea," he said. "I'm just curious why I should get in trouble because of what other people do? Doesn't really seem right, does it."

Is it right? We talked t...

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