Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. I have noticed a few houses that have trash all over their property which looks like a hazard or just not legal. Can they be fined? If so, is it the occupants of the property or the owner?
Dear Juneau Resident,
You should report the hazard to the Community Service Officers so one of them can go take a look. Each situation is a little different so the officers investigate to see what is happening and who might be at fault. Sometimes an apartment owner doesn't supply adequate garbage cans or dumpsters and puts residents in the position of littering even unwillingly. Sometimes residents don't secure the tops of the cans or dumpsters and then it is the resident's recklessness that causes the problem. You can call 586-0600 and ask to report the situation. The complaint will go to the Community Service Unit.