BRANDON, Fla. — Residents at a Brandon apartment complex are upset after several appliances were left there illegally.
Hillsborough County cited The Reserve at Brandon, formerly known as Park at Sienna Apartments, and ordered that all the appliances be removed.
A hearing is scheduled for this week. That’s when we should learn how much of a fine the complex will face.
According to state law, dumping more than 500 pounds for commercial purposes could result in a third degree felony, a $5,000 fin and even five years of jail time.
ABC Action News reached out to a spokesperson for the apartment complex. They said they’re aware of the situation and are currently working to have all items removed.
With so much illegal dumping lately, the sheriff’s office has been keeping an eye out for it.
There was another illegal dumping case in September with asphalt that prompted an environmental investigation.
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To fight dumping in the past, the county has held events to help people dispose of garbage at no charge.
Code enforcement has also cleaned up several illegal dumping sites in the community.