Negaunee cracking down on illegal dumping

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NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - Some changes to the city of Negaunee's compost site are now in place. According to City Manager Nate Heffron, the changes stem from misuse of the site.

The site is for compostable material like brush and lawn clippings, however people were dumping everything from couches to refrigerators. Among the changes are limited open hours and locking the gate each night. They're also looking into who has been doing the illegal dumping.

"We have to manage the site for the public good and this site is designated for compost materials," said Negaunee City Manager, Nate Heffron. "With illegal dumping, we're going to take a strong stance on that and we will take every opportunity to find out who those individuals are and we're going to prosecute those individuals."

Heffron also said they're looking into installing high quality cameras at the site to help deter illegal dumping. The Negaunee compost site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.