Deputies say: Seriously, stop dumping garbage into the desert!
The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding whoever decided to dump a hot tub, roof shingles, clothes, toys, paint buckets and tires into a gravel pit located off Cole Road, just south of Tenmile Creek Road.
According to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office: “Households can get rid of hazardous materials like old cans of paint and small amounts of chemicals at the Landfill for free. Businesses are allowed to get rid of up to 2600 pounds of hazardous material every year at the Landfill for a small fee.Most household loads of trash (think the bed of a half-ton pickup) cost about $11 to dispose of at the landfill."
For more information about the landfill, visit here.
If anyone recognizes the hot tub or any of this trash, please call Ada County dispatchers at 377-6790.
If you're in the backcountry and see something suspicious, tips are always welcome. If you can safely do so, jot down the license plate number. If not, even a vehicle description and direction of travel can be helpful in solving these crimes.