Trash-related violations increase in 2014

Trash complaints increased dramatically in 2014 compared to previous years, according to the Kent Health Department‘s records. The projected number of complaints in 2014 is 315, an 18 percent increase from last year’s. Trash-related complaints were 266 in 2013, 118 in 2012 and 141 in 2011. Public Health Sanitarian Kyle Kelly said the Kent Health Department has noticed the trend regarding the increased trash violations. The department has spent about 882 hours enforcing the local trash ordinance last year, but non-compliance remains frequent, he said. “Complying with the local trash ordinance needs to be a priority for all owners and occupants,” Kelly said. “Many local residents are tired of neighbors

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