Pardon Our Mess: Brickyard Pond Road turns into dump site

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 7:32 PM
Last updated Monday, Aug 4, 2014 7:39 PM
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WHERE: Brickyard Pond Road, located immediately before the “Phi­nizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area” sign off Doug Barnard Parkway

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Sections of Brickyard Pond Road have become a dumping ground for tires, carpet and other objects. William Giminez of Augusta Environmental Services said he hopes the litter will be cleaned up within two to three weeks.  STAFF
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Sections of Brickyard Pond Road have become a dumping ground for tires, carpet and other objects. William Giminez of Augusta Environmental Services said he hopes the litter will be cleaned up within two to three weeks.

WHAT: Sections of the road have become a dumping ground for tires, carpet and wooden objects. As many as 14 tires were on the side of the road, along with other debris.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Once litter is reported, the Richmond County Marshal’s Office tries to determine who left it there. If no litterer is identified, Augusta Environmental Services is in charge of cleanup.

In this case, city employee William Giminez said that “it was be very difficult to identify the litterer, and the incident will immediately be reported to Augusta Environmental Services.”

ACTION PROMISED: Giminez notified Augusta Environmental Services on Friday and said he hopes the litter will be cleaned up within two to three weeks.

“It takes longer for these issues to get fixed this time of year,” he said. “(Augusta Environmental Services) also deals with overgrown vegetation, which is most severe during the summer months.”

– Doug Stutsman,
staff writer

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  • WE’LL INVESTIGATE: We’ll contact the proper authorities and let you know what they plan to do to clean up the mess.
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corgimom
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corgimom 08/03/14 - 07:17 pm
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That'll make it more

That'll make it more convenient for the ones who illegally dump in the future, they'll have more space to pick from.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/03/14 - 08:49 pm
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Tires are a roadside problem

Tires are a roadside problem everywhere. I just saw 4 in the ditch on Liberty Church Rd.

That's what happens when you pay over $300 a year for garbage service that promised to pick up everything and THEN doubled it's price, halved it's service, and quit picking up everything. People get frustrated and just chuck stuff in the ditch.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/04/14 - 07:51 am
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Garbage Pickup

Since Richmond County residents have universal garbage pickup service (which includes tires), then it must be Burke County, Columbia County, and Aiken County residents sneaking over here and doing this dumping on Brick Pond Road.

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