Mayor announces plan to reduce illegal dumping across city


For Robert Walker, president of the Wahouma Neighborhood Association in southwest Birmingham, illegal dumping of trash, household items such as couches, mattresses, bed frames and any other form of debris is a problem that he and other residents have fought for years. Help may now be on the way.

On Tuesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the D.U.M.M.Y campaign — Dumping Ugly Mess in My Yard – that will tackle illegal dumping, defined as the act of knowingly placing waste on public property or someone else’s property without permission.