Help area become less trashy

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Adams County recently earned $35,000 from the state to help our community be a little less trashy.

Normally earning money is a good thing, but in this case, our fortune is because of just how disrespectful some people are.

The $35,000 comes to the county through a Mississippi Department of Environment Quality grant to help counties recoup money spent to clean up illegal dumpsites.

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The problem of people simply being lazy, cheap or both and dumping their trash illegally has been going on for decades, but with the myriad of ways to dispose of trash today, it’s baffling that the problem still exists.

As Adams County Supervisor Mike Lazarus said, “I wish people would quit dumping.”

Lazarus pointed out that currently both the city and county have twice-a-week trash pickup available and the county offers two convenient stations — one on Upper Kingston Road and another on Foster Mound Road where residents can also dispose of trash.

If knowing that your tax dollars are going to pay for cleaning up someone else’s trash, use your eyes to help the county quash the problem.

If you see someone illegally dumping, write down their license plate number and call the sheriff’s office. The county can fine people found guilty of illegally dumping up to $1,000.

But law enforcement needs your help to nab our trashy residents. In addition to not having to waste taxpayer money on such clean up work, the added benefit of ending such behavior would be that our community would simply be a nicer, cleaner place in which to live and work as well.