/Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Construction Clean Up Company

Preliminary Injunction Issued Against Construction Clean Up Company

Eighth Judicial Court orders Pro Star Drop Box Service Inc. to cease and desist local operations

February 9, 2006

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 9, 2006 – The Eighth Judicial District Court issued a preliminary injunction yesterday against Pro Star Drop Box Service Inc., a Nevada-based owner of a construction clean up company.  Judge Jackie Glass issued the injunction to immediately cease operation of an illegal construction and solid-waste transfer station, materials recovery facility and recycling center located at 6131 N. Hollywood Boulevard, in unincorporated Clark County.  The district court injunction also prohibits the company from handling solid waste at any other location in Clark County.

The Southern Nevada Health District, the Solid Waste Management Authority for Clark County, first became aware of the illegal operation in August of 2005, while investigating complaints of an un-permitted disposal site for construction and demolition debris.  Following the investigation, a notice of violation and $67,000 in penalties were issued against Pro Star Drop Box Service Inc. for numerous violations of Nevada Revised Statutes concerning solid waste disposal (NRS 444.553 (2), NRS 444.630, NRS 444.583 (1) and NRS 444.592).  The company was ordered to come into compliance with the law within 120 days of the initial order, dated August 26, 2005.

The company failed to comply with the order and pay the assessed penalties.  In addition, Pro Star Drop Box Service Inc. continued to operate the illegal transfer station, material recovery center and recycling center on the N. Hollywood Boulevard property.  As a result, the health district sought an injunction against the company.  Failure to comply with the terms of the injunction could result in arrest and jail time for company principals.

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