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View Diary: The Strange and Disturbing World of Illegal Trash Dumping (203 comments)

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  •  If there is a bright side to urban dumping, (5+ / 0-)

    it's that most cities have more resources at hand to clean up the blight quickly. That doesn't necessarily mean that they do clean it up, but they have trucks, dumpsters, and personnel nearby.

    A growing trash dump along a country road does not generate the same sense of urgency to clean it up, and it can grow for years.

    •  The downside, in this case, is that it falls on (4+ / 0-)

      the workers at the reservoir to deal with it, and like any other city department, they're probably already stretched thin.  There are also people who work on the solar array on top of the reservoir, but I think they're employees of a private company, so they probably aren't able to deal with it any better than those of us in the neighborhood.

      Whether is rural or urban, the underlying issue is the same - they're leaving it to someone else to deal with their mess.

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