DATE: April 27, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2006-43
ILLEGAL DUMPING NEAR CARLIN
In an effort to avoid driving to the Elko Landfill and paying a nominal dumping fee, two Elko County residents are paying over $1000 in fines for illegal dumping on public lands in Marys Wash west of Carlin, Nevada.
Recently, Carlin Police Department officers responded to a report of illegal dumping and caught two people in the act of disposing hazardous construction items including plumbing materials, buckets, pine oil, and paint. Because the dumping incident occurred outside the Carlin city limits on public lands, Carlin Police advised the individuals that the case would be turned over to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The individuals involved cleaned up the site, were cited, and paid the fine.
The Marys Wash area has been cleaned up by volunteers from Newmont Mining Corporation, Carlin, and BLM twice in recent years.
Illegal dumping is an adverse incident that continues to occur regularly within Elko County. Prosecution of violators may result in fines up to $100,000 and one year in prison.
If people would like to become more involved with cleanup opportunities, please contact BLM Law Enforcement at (775) 753-0306.