Res­i­dent up­set with use of lo­cal dump­ing site Com­mu­nity cal­en­dar

The Compass - - Editorial - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

A lo­cal dump­ing site in Bay Roberts has stirred up some con­fu­sion for a lo­cal res­i­dent.

Driv­ing all the way down Cen­tral Street in Bay Roberts, one will even­tu­ally come across a fairly large, empty lot adorned with signs that clearly reads “No Dump­ing.”

How­ever, it may also be dif­fi­cult not to no­tice the black bags dec­o­rat­ing the ground near the signs, which may lead some to be­lieve that res­i­dents are not fol­low­ing the rules set out by those signs.

Rod­ney Mercer of Bay Roberts is one of those peo­ple.

Mercer lives on Cen­tral Street, and wor­ries that the site is be­ing used for the wrong pur­poses.

“It’s not a nice sight to have just down the road from my house,” Mercer told The Compass. “The signs clearly say no dump­ing, but it’s not hard to tell there are peo­ple dis­obey­ing that rule.”

A quick glance at the site would sug­gest that Mercer is right — black bags, of­ten used for garbage, can be seen on the site, not far from the signs ad­vis­ing against the dump­ing of garbage.

How­ever, Mayor Phillip Wood ex­plained to The Compass that the site is des­ig­nated for peo­ple to drop off leaves and other mulch to be picked up by the town.

“It’s where peo­ple can drop off bags of leaves and other things like that. Mostly, it’s leaves peo­ple are putting there,” Wood said.

“We have another spot in town for peo­ple to place things like porce­lain, so I hope peo­ple aren’t get­ting the two con­fused.”

Wood ad­mit­ted that it was

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pos­si­ble that res­i­dents are us­ing the site to dump things other than mulch, but he him­self has not seen it.

“I’ll cer­tainly be watch­ing the site a bit more closely, just to make sure. It’s im­por­tant that dump­ing sites are used prop­erly, and if this one isn’t, then that could be a prob­lem,” added Wood.

Mercer he’s seen larger garbage be­ing dumped at the site, in­clud­ing old mat­tresses, and that he hopes to shed some light on the is­sue.

“We’re all tax pay­ing ci­ti­zens of Bay Roberts,” said Mercer, “and I think we have a right to know what’s go­ing on, and how things are be­ing used, and if they’re be­ing used prop­erly. I don’t think this site is be­ing The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion NAR-ANON Fam­ily Group of­fers a 12-step pro­gram de­signed to help rel­a­tives and friends of ad­dicts re­cover from the ef­fects of their ad­dic­tion. We al­ways main­tain per­sonal anonymity. Meet­ings Wed­nes­day nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Ad­dic­tions Cen­tre, 46 Pow­ell Drive, in Car­bon­ear. For in­for­ma­tion, call 786-1797 af­ter 5 p.m. used prop­erly.”

The site’s en­trance is dec­o­rated with a cou­ple of signs stat­ing the site is to not be used for dump­ing, though one sign does ex­plain that the site is to be used for dis­pos­ing of leaves and mulch.

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The site, lo­cated near the end of Cen­tral Street, is des­ig­nated for res­i­dents to leave bags of leaves and mulch.

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