The residents on Thursday seized a lorry dumping garbage in the Chinniyampalayam area near Modakkurichi.
In a private farm, a large rock pit was formed when the rocks there were removed eight years ago.
To rectify this, the farm owner has dumped rubbish belonging to the Erode corporation in the area to fill the rock pit. Irked over it, the locals seized 7 lorries on Thursday evening after they saw garbage being dumped in the rock pit, claiming that it was causing health hazard to public.
On hearing, Erode Town DSP Raju, Modakkurichi Block Development Officers Ramesh, Sivashankar and Police Inspector Deepa rushed to the spot and held talks with the public.
The public dispersed after the officials assured that Erode RDO would visit the area on Friday and then further action would be taken.