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Houston commits to cleaning up after illegal dumpers under agreement with Department of Justice

Houston agreed to tackle illegal dumping to settle a federal civil rights case. Neighbors alleged the city failed to respond quickly enough to dumping complaints in primarily Black and Latino areas.

Trash piles up at a spot south of the Houston Gardens Park where it is regularly dumped on the road right next to a “No Dumping Allowed” sign, on Friday, July 22, 2022 in Houston.

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