Maybe that is strong, but what else to call a collection of people who put up with this?
Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett knows the county has a trash problem, but he didn’t know how bad it is until he toured a 19-acre illegal dumping ground March 10.
Located near Millville, the site contains every conceivable type of trash and debris from household garbage to contractor debris. There is evidence of recent dumping, and piles of old-burned trash as well.
“I was amazed, appalled, disgusted and disappointed,” the councilman said. He toured that site plus nine others in District 5 with two county constables.
“I doubt anyone knows how long it’s been here,” he said. “It’s the culture of kicking the can down the road and the culture of thinking it’s not going away, so what’s the point.”
Arlett said constables say there are dozens and dozens of illegal dump sites all over the county. He plans to tour the county by helicopter March 17 to get a better look.