Fayette County Public Health has issued a notice of violation to Cartwright Salvage Company for running a solid waste transfer facility without a permit of license and open dumping. According to a release issued Thursday by FCPH, the health department received a complaint of a possible rat infestation at a Cartwright property on Robinson Road. During the investigation, the investigator found rats, feral cats, buzzards, large amounts of garbage, and solid waste leading to the notice of violation, according to PCPH. The order issued requires the property owner to remove all solid waste in and around the vicinity of the building structure and take it to a licensed landfill by July 27, 2020. Failure to abide by this notice will cause this case to be forwarded to the Fayette County Prosecutor for enforcement, according to FCPH.
“A clean and safe community is one of our top priorities, "said Leigh Cannon, Deputy Health Commissioner. "FCPH and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office are working diligently to abate the rats and monitor the location as well as enforce the order for immediate cleanup."
In addition to FCPH and FCSO, the Ohio Environmental Protection Association (EPA) is monitoring the situation.
FCPH is asking those who would like to report an issue to call the Environmental Health office at 740-333-3590.