Grand Falls-Windsor resident fears more illegal dumping
New regional dump means many people will have to travel further to drop trash.
A Grand Falls-Windsor resident fears illegal dumping – something he said is already a problem in central Newfoundland – will get worse next year when people in the area will have to travel further from local dumps to a regional dump.
John Trend spent hours this week picking up garbage such as an old barbeques, toys and even moose bones at the end of the road near his home.
"I drive down there on a regular basis and it offends me to see the mess down there on the side of the road," he said.
Trend said it's disgusting that people drop trash illegally when the dump is just a few kilometres away.
Next year that dump will close and a regional landfill will open almost 40 kilometres away in Norris Arm.
"I'm awful afraid that when this new dump opens, and it's even further for anyone to drive, that this dumping is going to get worse," he said.
The town of Grand Falls-Windsor is also worried. It plans to set up cameras to catch people in the act.
"I'm hoping that the towns will get on top of it and see if they can get it under control," said Trend.