There was so much junk piled all over a sandlot in Sunrise Manor, Jay Craddock got fed up.
"It was horrible," said Craddock, a homeowner who's running for state senate. "It was three couches and a big pile of mattresses and box springs."
Craddock said people would dump old sofas, mattresses and chairs, leaving them stacked more than waist high at the corner Linn Lane and Lake Mead.
"It happens regularly,” Craddock said.
The cumbersome refuse just sat there "at least a month," according to Craddock.
Lilia Hernandez, who lives down the street, said the problem is all over her neighborhood.
"It's almost every day," Hernandez said. "Sometimes it's pieces of furniture, pieces of doors."
Hernandez complains other people dump their junk in her container that she rents. It gets so packed that she has no room to toss her own trash.
"Sometimes, when we want to put trash in the containers, the container is full," Hernandez said.
A spokesman for Clark County said the property owner is usually responsible for removing large pieces of junk. But, the spokesman said, the trash at Linn and Lake Mead appeared to be on public property.
13 Action News called the county. Days later, public works cleared the mess.
"I appreciate you guys stepping up here and bringing your cameras and putting a spotlight on the situation," Craddock said.
If you have an illegal dumping problem in your neighborhood, we've compiled a list of places you can call:
To submit complaint online: clarkconnect.clarkcountynv.gov
NORTH LAS VEGAS
CITY OF LAS VEGAS
Department of Utility Services
Regulatory Programs Section