A Bronx demolition company was charged Thursday with dumping debris—including roofing shingles, wooden boards and beams, bricks and a port-a-potty—on the South County Trailway in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County Police said.
The illegal dumping of about 30 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris—which occurred on May 15 at about 2 a.m.—completely blocked the South County Trailway near the Dobbs Ferry-Ardsley border. The dumping was discovered around dawn when someone running or biking along the trailway encountered a wall of debris across the trailway near Lawrence Street and reported it, police said.
"E-Three Demolition" of Fenton Avenue in the Bronx was issued summonses Thursday charging the company with:
- Deposit of a Noisome or Unwholesome Substance, a misdemeanor under New York State environmental conservation laws;
- Depositing Rubbish or Refuse Matter on County Property and acting as an Unlicensed Hauler, misdemeanors under the Laws of Westchester.
The summonses were given to company owner Eddie Verdejo, 43, of Fenton Avenue in the Bronx.
“Any illegal dumping on parkland is offensive, but the amount of construction material that was dumped in this incident was particularly egregious,” Public Safety Commissioner George N. Longworth said. “This company backed a truck up under darkness of night and dumped a substantial amount of material that blocked the trailway.”
The summonses are answerable Aug. 2 in Dobbs Ferry Village Court.
The incident was investigated by Detective Robert Pavone of the county police General Investigations Unit.