Official Urges Proper Trash Disposal
Giles County has opened convenience centers around the area to receive various types of trash and to combat pollution. However, Giles County Solid Waste Director Julie B. Phillips said this has unfortunately not completely rid our county of illegal dumping.
Recently, Phillips was contacted by the Giles County Highway Department about a citizen reporting a dump site along Dixon Town Road in Elkton.
Phillips said this is not a single issue, but rather this site is part of seven dump sites around the county that are habitually illegally filled and are having to routinely be cleaned up month-by-month.
“The county’s convenience centers are free to the public,” Phillips said. “It is sad to see these dump sites when it doesn’t cost a thing for folks to drop their trash off at the centers.”
Giles County’s convenience centers are located at Giles County Agri Park and behind Bodenham Head Start. The Agri Park center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon. The Bodenham center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon.
Citizens with questions about the convenience centers or information regarding illegal dump sites may contact Giles County Solid Waste Management at 424-7035.
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