Dumping illegally
By Linda Green

What do Holt Street, Jones Road, Dallas Drive, Stagecoach Road, Ansley Drive, Hampton-Davis Road, Starr-Hinson Road, Rockhouse Road, Simons Road, Randall Hunt Road, Boulevard Drive, Mendal Avenue, Howell-Young Road and Mesena Road have in common?
In addition to being roadways in McDuffie County, they are also locations where people constantly litter and illegally dump.
“There is not a road that you go down that you cannot see littler somewhere,” said McDuffie County Code Enforcement Officer Gail Newsome.
She said that McDuffie County has a trashy situation along its 261 paved road miles and 106 dirt road miles.
“It amazes me how people will drive 10 or more miles out of the way to dump out trash and items,” Newsome said. “If you are going to go that far, why not just go to the landfill. It does not cost much to take it to the landfill.”
Illegal dumping and littering is a constant problem, she said, while marveling at the array of bags, bottles, containers, tires, papers, mattresses, clothing, appliances, roofing materials and furniture that people have thrown into the tree lines, gullies, ditches or just left at roadside.
“People think a piece of paper beside the road is just a piece of paper. It turns into two and adds up because more littering is done,” Newsome said. “The next thing you are thinking is how bad this look and no one is doing anything about it.”

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, August 14, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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