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Pardon Our Mess: Steiner Avenue dumping ground

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 7:04 PM
Last updated Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 1:08 AM
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WHERE: Steiner Avenue near Mill Street.

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City officials promised problems along the side of Steiner Avenue would be cleaned up.  STAFF
City officials promised problems along the side of Steiner Avenue would be cleaned up.

WHAT: The edge of the road near vacant land has become a dumping ground for trash bags. An entire garbage can, that was not city issued, was overturned spilling food containers, paper, glass bottles and other debris onto the ground. Several other garbage bags and piles of trash littered the area.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: It’s not known who disposes of trash on the land. Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson said right-of-way cleanup is shared by the county and the state. The solid waste department routinely cleans some common dumping areas, and others are cleaned as work crews observe problems or citizens notify the 311 customer service line.

ACTION PROMISED: When notified by an Augusta Chronicle reporter of the mess on Jan. 24, Johnson sent a supervisor to review the area finding trash on the right-of-way. Johnson said the area would be cleaned by the end of the following day. A week later, the area was still clean except for a few stray pieces of litter.

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Bulldog 02/03/14 - 10:54 am
Trash patrol

More people need to take the time to report situations like this. It only takes a minute...

raul 02/05/14 - 04:09 pm
Would be nice if police

Would be nice if police caught someone in the act of dumping trash and were arrested and sentenced to 500 hrs. of community service picking up trash. Oh, and throw in a $1,000 fine too. Oh, and if they resisted arrest a nice drum solo of In a Godda Da Vida played on their head with a police baton. Sweet.

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