Dumping taking a toll
WE CAN’T stand the stench. That is the cry of residents of the Blackmans community in St Joseph who say that illegal dumping and burning practices were still stifling them.
When a WEEKEND NATION team visited the area recently, two concerned citizens stood near the edge of a gully, and pointed out mounds of garbage on the opposite side, on Claybury Road.
Dead animals, wood, sheep manure and boxes were among some of the refuse along the slope of the gully leading to an unbearable stench. That, the residents pointed out, was made worse whenever one of the litterbugs attempted to get rid of the garbage by burning it.
Alfred Austin, who was born in the district, said it pained him to see the once beautiful countryside scenery being marred by people, some of whom lived nearby, showing “no regard” for the community.
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