Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Warning About Litter

No citations were issued, but a Putnam County man has been told that leaving trash outside of a closed collection site is a criminal offense. Deputy Ron Harris investigated the incident which was reported at the site on Dacco Quarry Road. He says trash had been thrown over the fence there and left along the ditch line. According to Harris's report, it happened last Thursday when a Putnam County man instructed his son to take the family's trash to the dump site. What the man didn't realize is that the sites are closed on Thursdays and that his son decided to leave the bags there, anyway. The deputy says officials were able to go through the trash, find a name and track down the man, who was technically guilty of illegal dumping and littering. Harris spoke to the man, who said he would in turn speak to his son about the issue.