Illegal waste piling up around Richland

Illegal waste piling up around Richland »Play Video
RICHLAND, Wash. - There are a lot of options to dump trash but people are turning Richland greenways into their own landfills.

You could be facing a hefty fine if caught.

The city spends close to $40,000 a year cleaning up after illegal dumpers.

Spring cleaning means more trash that's not landing in the dump.

You can haul more than a thousand pounds for less than you think.

Kip Eagles, Solid Waste Manager for Richland told KEPR, "For $10, to take the chance on a $500 or more fine is kind of silly but people do it."

More often than not, people do get caught and $500 sounds small when compared to a state violation.