Bandit signs part of City’s illegal dumping campaign

Bandit signs part of City’s illegal dumping campaign

You’ve seen them at the corner of a busy intersection, nailed to telephone poles and placed along roads across the City of Dallas. They’re called bandit signs, and last year the City spent about $65,000 to remove them.

“Bandit signs contribute to blight in our neighborhoods, and they are illegal when they’re placed in the public right-of-way,” said City of Dallas Director of Code Compliance Kris Sweckard. Sweckard is hoping that by raising awareness and educating people on this issue, the community can begin to work together to curb the proliferation of the signs.

As part of that effort, the City is expanding its Real Trash Talk campaign to include bandit signs. You can help. To report someone illegally placing bandit signs, take a photo and report it to 3-1-1. For more information, visit www.realtrashtalk.com.

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