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Road side garbage dumps.
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Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-26-2003 at 19:13:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does anyone here know anyone who can help prevent or clean up road side dumps. There are several in the neighboring county and in my own county. The worst one yet is in Alcorn county near a freinds recycling yard. I lost count of the couches and recliners on the roadside or in the swm and quit countin the half submerged water heaters and tires past 50. Alot of these tires are tractor tires and several are car tires. Alot of this stuff has washed down in the woods and last summer i was helping some friends fix a flat and noticed all the stagnated water from the debris blocking drainage canals. Alot of times if im on the way home from a backhoe job i try to clean up some road side messes and take them to my clean fill gully, or the county dump.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 02-27-2003 at 05:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Creek County we have a deputy sherriff who's job it is to track down and fine folks who dump thier trash where they should not. Don't know just how much good he does. I know folks have gotten fines of up to a thousand bucks.Seems like folks would just keep on driving till they found a dumpster in town, although that may be against the law too.


rhudson    Posted 02-27-2003 at 08:11:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The deputy sherrifs in Halifax County Virginia WILL NOT enforce the litter laws. i could bore you with all the stories. i think it boils down to fear in making people mad by trying to stop them from trashing other peoples property.


tj    Posted 11-14-2003 at 11:15:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Randy    Posted 02-27-2003 at 04:21:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in a small town in CT. Here we have one week in the spring and one week in the fall that we can take all our bulky waste to the town recycle center. Works real well here. And you'd be surprised at the good stuff others toss out.


markct    Posted 02-27-2003 at 20:27:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea i too live in a small town in ct, probably close to you randy, our town had no bulky waste roadside pickup and our local dump charges a fourtune to get rid of stuff so many times we find trash dumped on our property,once somone even dumper off a large fiberglass boat hull. the problem is that they make it so hard and expensive to get rid of stuff these days that people are almost forced to dump off things anywhere but the dump. at the shop my mother works at they had someone dump a whole barrel of some kinda pesticide that they use on fruit trees,well it just looked like a white powder and no one knew what it was so they called the police who called the fire dept who called the DEP and it ended up costing the shop a fourtune since the dep got involved. another thing interesting is that the town of thomaston, which is right across the street from our property, used to have a bulk trash pickup 2 times a year but about a year or two ago they stopped doing that. o well i guess


rhudson need help on this also    Posted 02-26-2003 at 23:17:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we use green boxes in halifax county virginia. the situtation is totally out of control. mounds of trash, cragmires of mud around the sites. trash (those damn plastic walmart bags) blow for a 1/4 miles radius from each and every site. but then i noticed that our county has gotten really trashy in the last 15 years. litter along all roads. better stop venting now. would like to get in on any discussion or ideas that are out there. Thanks


Maggie/TX    Posted 02-26-2003 at 20:05:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Taylor, you say Alcorn County. You mean as in Mississippi? If so, please email me. I might have an idea but don't want to bore some of these fine folks who think we are just a bunch of whiners with something that does not immediately concern them - (bill and "why don't you"). This same problem is one I will be tackeling as soon as we move to our farm, as locals seem to feel that dumping stuff off the bridge is ok and it washes down the creek that runs through our property. I just happen to know somebody in your area that might could help a bit.
Maggie


Taylor Lambert    Posted 02-27-2003 at 14:49:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Its bad here in Tishomingo county but the creek at Alcorn is terribly over filled. They have a dump that is free to people but dump truck load its byt the yard. In the summer its terrible because the mosquitos buld up in the still watrer insteasd of the drains, My friend tried to get the supervisor to go start a worki relief program for out of work operators. I try to keep this road i live on cleaned up i live 2 miles from a transferr station and folks still chunk stuff off here. last week some folks lost apart of a house trailer goin down the road they left it in the road i took the backhoe down and bunched it up on the shulder and burnt it and wat didnt burn took it off to the hole. One fella we caught said it was easier to dump it in someone elses yard than to back his trailer up at the transfer station. my gully behind the shop used to be a free dump site for evcery one till they tried to start chunkin household in it. What used to be fun was to catch a person down the road dumping garbage load it up in the dump truck and dump it in there drive way.


Yankee in Ok    Posted 02-27-2003 at 09:26:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont think it would bore others.Roadside dumping is a problem every where nowadays.Its amazeing that people will waste time and gas to drive around to find a so called good place to dump when the same gas and time most likely less gas could go to going to the landfill or dump.Until town or city officals get off their duffs and provide trash pick up for folks in the country or provide land fills or transfer stations and law officals to enforce the laws we will have a problem.Maggie it must be so nasty to see trash in your creek.I dont know how you put up with that.I feel so bad for you and others with that problem.


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