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Stright Septic owner accused of illegally dumping

The owner of a waste management company is accused of illegally dumping millions of pounds of septic material into the city's sewers. The 58-year-old owner of Stright Septic turned himself in on Thursday,

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2014, 9:07 AM

Updated 3,503 days ago

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The owner of a waste management company is accused of illegally dumping millions of pounds of septic material into the city's sewers.
The 58-year-old owner of Stright Septic turned himself in on Thursday, but has since posted $150,000 bail. Robert Aillery is accused of pouring more than 7 million pounds of sewage pumped out of people's homes directly into drains in his business' neighborhood.
Stright Septic is located in a highly residential area on Knickerbocker Avenue. Those who live just doors down from the company say the stench from the dumping was repulsive.
Neighbors say it even backed up into their homes in several instances.
The mayor says the city is owed more than $100,000 in dumping fees for where the waste should have been properly disposed.
Since the waste was dumped in sewers designed to take on waste material, Aillery isn't being charged with an environmental crime. He is required to remove his trucks from the property by Nov. 26.


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