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Unneighborly Waste in Plain Sight — Legal?

Question:  Our neighbor has a stack of used car tires and other trash in plain view in his back yard.  Isn’t that against the law?

 
Answer:  Yes, it is considered a form of illegal dumping. Other crimes against the environment include burning tires, agricultural waste, chemical release, hazardous waste, chemical and demolition debris, and yard waste. You can report the problem by calling the Illinois Environmental Hotline at 1-888-288-9436.

For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.comIf you have a legal question, send it to illinoislawcolumn@isba.org.
 
Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit https://www.isba.org/