Hi I’m really concerned about the trash problem in all our counties here on the Eastern Shore. Seems the County Supervisors are not addressing this issue. Why is that? I
It’s time to let the county supervisors know that there are residents here on the Eastern shore, who pay taxes and maintain their homes and property and who truly care about our habitats and coastal areas.
We see this as a red flag issue. The problem is not getting better it’s getting worse. I have been charting things down for years now, and I am watching what’s happening all over.
The trash on all the roads needs to be picked up more often. I realize that the trash on roads are picked up by different departments and different counties however this is the real problem–we need to educate these people on what they need to do with their trash.
All these county supervisors need to take a drive and look at what everyone is doing. They are all throwing their household trash right out into their yards and leaving it there for years.
I saw one house that had trash right up to the house rooftop. The whole yard was covered with household trash and things that you take to a dump. It is not just a few houses it’s almost every single home now.
And when they do pick up the road trash, it’s only a few rural roads and always on route 13. Not very often at all. We are becoming the Atlantic dump grounds. The Atlantic vortex for trash.
My saying now is this. If you see trash starting to come down your road…this is a sign of a dumping ground. I truly would like to see you address this in another article and keep them coming!
I am trying to reach out to anyone, and everyone who cares. We need to get people from every county together to make sure that our supervisors are addressing this ongoing problem. I have already called county supervisors about this issue. I called V-DOT. I was told it’s a policing issue and they cannot police the people.
I informed them that I felt they could pick up the trash more, do a better job at it not just a few roads, as many need to be done. I asked them how often do you pick it up? They would not answer that question. She told me it was a policing issue that they could not police the people. I am even going to make attempt to call Tyson and Purdue.
I am far from being a prejudiced person. However, it seems like the immigrants coming here are living in homes that throw their trash in the yard. These people work for those companies (Purdue, Tyson). Others are working on farms. It doesn’t matter who they are it’s about who’s doing it?
No one should be trashing the Eastern shore or anywhere! When it came to Tyson and Purdue, whatever happened to their volunteers that were supposed to go out and clean up all the trash. Where is Royal Farms in all this? All the small businesses and large businesses? They can do their part.
Most of the trash is coming from the people that work for them and the people that are using their businesses. Why don’t they put a sign outside their nurseries and companies, “Please do not litter”?
Where are all the litter containers that used to be outside these businesses in stores? They don’t put them out because they get overfilled and no one wants to go out and keep emptying them all the time. Why are there are no signs along the roads about lettering and fines for doing so?
There need to be consequences!
I told my husband that this summer I may go out on route 13 and even hit some back roads. I will have a sign on my back saying, “ YES! I’m picking up your trash! Your trash!”