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:mad: I'm so mad at illegal dumpers!

So every once in a while, I'll do my part and pickup after the ugly Americans.



You have the right to bear arms...and target shoot...and leave the trash after you're done. Crap like this gives us all a bad name you jack wagons!



I've even offered to transport my loot to the landfill on my dime, if the county would let me drop it off for free. Yep, as expected, no word from the county or BLM. (See above comment)

Apparently, if you leave it along side the road, they'll pick it up...



...and this was just the tires. Come on America
 

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get the same thing here, but they just dump tires along side the road or in someones front yard at night.

hey whats that color your bike is painted??? and what bags do you have??
 

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It's unfortunate. The wagonjacks just weren't raised right. I clean up creeks, ditches, and my own fields regularly. Trash pickup and disposal here is admittedly expensive. I'm fortunate and a business owner locally with a big dumpster lets me put roadside trash I've picked up in it for disposal and a tire business owned by an Eagle Scout will dispose of the occasional tires I find.
 

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For the most part, Americans are pigs. Cleaning up our various properties is a never ending chore. I'd like to catch one in the act. Just once.
 

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I live on a side road that loops off the main road and goes right back. Just me and one other neighbor about half a mile away. My road is the dump for many and just last year a guy drove past with a trailer full of junk and two big 275 gallon heating oil tanks. I drove down and found this jerk at the bottom where a small creek crosses dumping the remaining fuel in the tanks in to the creek. He made the mistake of telling me to mind my own business. I called the DEC and they caught him in the act polluting wetlands. He got a $5,000 fine and did 30 days in lock up. The salvage yard at the bottom of the mountain refuses to take tanks that still have liquid in them so the guy could not scrap them until he emptied them. The landfill and the politicians made a brainiac decision to start charging $2/ tire to dump them at the landfill. Now we find piles of tires along every back road around here. I get mattresses, old couches and reclining chairs and tons of old paint cans every year dumped on my road so I sure do feel your pain Admiral. Catching these jerks in the act becomes a danger because they will come back under cover of darkness and retaliate by messing up my property. They just have to worry about me.

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Retaliation is a valid concern these days. That's what happens when a criminal justice system is more concerned about fantasies of coddling and rehabilitating criminals than protecting honest people from criminals. That's why shooting perps was legal until those who would abuse power sold the sheeples on the idea that those who would abuse power could compete with God in the protection and salvation rackets.
 

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I see that around where i live too and it pisses me off, im a firm believer in leaving a place cleaner than you found it.

There is a boat ramp that my Bass fishing club does a cleanup on every year. This ramp is only open from April 1 to Memorial day weekend and from Labor day to November 30th and its amazing the amount and types of junk left there. From old funriture, tires, we had to remove an old engine block one year. Then there is the general trash like worm containers, coffee cups, beer cans etc. We take about 5 or 6 full 45 gallon trash bags of junk out of there every year.

There is a town i live near that had a lot of immigrants and the amount of stuff that's just tossed along the road is disgusting. I ride the train into work every day and woods besides the tracks are littered with all sorts of junk from tires to old couches, mattresses and all other manners of household trash.

I also love that people seem to think the bed of my pickup is their own personal trash can. I have had all sorts of goodies thrown in there. My all time favorite was the guy that though he would throw his kids poopy diaper in there and i saw him do it as i was walking to my truck in the parking lot. I had a few choice words for him and lets just say he got his diaper back........
 

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good post admiral ,i guess this problem is universal over the world .we live in a disposible world where everything gets thrown out instead of reuse or recycle.people who see this this problem more than anybody are outdoor sports like us .it falls on adults not teaching their children to pick up after themselves .i taught my son back when he was a toddler going out with me on the quad to alyways bring out whatever we took in. and to this day he practices this ,even fast food containers in his car,he brings home to put in the recycle bins.we have a tire recycle fee of three dollars on every tire sold,but you can take the old tires to any place that sells tires.so there is no excuse for throwing them in the ditch or woods.tires arn't as mush of a problem as fast food garbage on the road .people are to lazy to put it in the proper places.one stupid move thepowers that be did was put a $ 40.00 surecharge on every ac or old fridge to remove the r12 freon from them,so guess where a lot of them went,back road ditches and dumps.if politicians would get out their offices once in a while and go bikeing or atving the back country they might get an eyefull.and i don't mean their fancy manicured trails around towns and citys.
 

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great post!...i have a main road running in front of my house and the elevated interstate running along the side of my house...the garbage that comes out of cars on the highway and in front of my house pisses me off to no end...i am picking up junk and cigarette butts in front of my house all the time...most of the garbage from the highway doesn't get too close to my house cause there is a little over 100 feet between the edge of the highway and the state fence along my property and there is woods in between...i have seen 2 tractor trailer truck tires out there that i have been thinking of going out to get but they are in the wetlands and half full of mud so breaking the suction wouldn't be easy...maybe i will try though before everything grows in...could make a good tire swing for kids in the future...but there are all kinds of things that i can make with a tire...check this website out...lots of cool DIY ideas on here... Tires Search Results

i also love when i go up to new hampshire, vermont and maine cause those states are so clean and don't have garbage all over the roads...and when i'm up hiking i get really angry if i find garbage on the trail

and i recycle everything...some weeks my recycling bins are more full than my garbage can...and i'm always going to the scrap yard with my grandfather to get rid of stuff and make a little cash in the process

...Eagle Scout...
i'm and eagle scout too ;)
 

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I agree with your frustration but understand this isn't an "American" thing. Travel outside the US and you will see much much worse. Granted most locations here have less of an excuse due to the fact of our many waste disposal options.
 

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In Was the Environmental Health Director{Sanitarian} at the Van Wert County{Ohio} Health Department when I retired...and Illegal Dumping, Landfill Inspections, along with other "Environmental" stuff, like inspecting Restaurants, bla, bla, bla, were things I was in charge of....some of the "sheet" I saw in 20+ years were enough to make you puke, or "Go Postal"...the guilty were usually the same ones that drove junk vehicles with no exhaust, kids not in car seats, smoked a couple of packs of cigs per day, didn't bathe, had mistreated Pit Bulls tied in their yards, and did not do anything productive...and most were living off other people's taxes....I know it's a generalization, but you could spot them from a mile away....I'd take em' to court, they would get a slap on the wrist from a panty waist judge, and be back at the same ol crap a day later...and we would do it all again.

I remember walking into one guys "yard" a real dump....told him he needed to clean it up...because the stuff he had stored was "Illegal" ...he threatened to let his Pit Bull loose on me...I reached into my Pick-Up Glove Box, pulled out the .38 I legally carried...and told him "Let her loose, I am going to shoot the dog, then I am goint to kick the shit out of you, and let the court decide who was within their rights" SOB backed off quick, cleaned up his yard{somewhat} within the 30 day time limit...and never heard another complaint about or from him in my remaining time working....:rolleyes:
 

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Once while I was riding my mountain bike down a steep canyon, I came upon a couple of ranchers throwing some boxes over a bank. They were as startled to see me as I was them. I continued down the road a ways and then turned around to have a look at what they had dumped. In one of the boxes there were 5 puppies that were a shepherd mix. The box of puppies went to the Humane Society, but of course I got to keep one.;)
 

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^^^thank you for that!...i don't know how anyone could do something like that...give them away if you have to!...
 

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Used to have miles and miles of logging roads to ride on but that's all over now. You have to buy your way onto private land now that all the private timber land is locked up tight. People dumping crap and shooting logging equipment saw to that.

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Mighty praise to Admiral and all you others who help make the world a better place. Our local dump has a once a year free drop-off but rest of year high tipping fees have low-lifes dumping in formerly pretty areas. This is my pet peeve.
 

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City of Celina has a once a year...toss your junk out...city picks it up for free. They run it in April the first 4 Saturdays of the month with designated sections of town for each Saturday...this Saturday is ours...with my game for tonight washed out, I have been picking and choosing stuff in the basement and garage to toss....but with the rain, heavy and continuous, I will wait until tomorrow{still calling for more heavy rain, but warmer} to place it out by the street...then watch the Scaverngers pick through it{illegal it is, but why do I care, as long as they put back in place what I don't want?}.

If not for the scavengers, I can only guess the amount of tonage hauled to the landfill at no cost....even with them picking through and doing the rat hole/hoarding thing to much of it....it still works out well.
 
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Hmmmm? I toss about one Walmart sack of stuff per week, I use disposable plates and plasticware. Some of you might want to think about how much money you are throwing away that you could be spending on TW farkles.
 

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Good for you, Admiral!

Awesome job, Gary!

Our local desert is an easy target for those who are too lazy to make the trip out to the dump. I've often wondered, these people waste more money in fuel getting out to the desert than they would going to the transfer station and paying the 14 bucks.

I organized a cleanup with some friends up the road about 30 miles and we completely eradicated an illegal dump site. All it took was six people, two pickups, and about three hours of easy picking. We utilized the free dump day, that Fred mentioned. After this experience I did reach out to our Waste Mgmt. company and I created a proposal to seek my own free dump days, providing I could show before and after pictures and prove where the waste came from. They didn't buy it. They simply said they already participate in local clean up efforts.

From time to time I take out what I can. Plastic is my ultimate enemy, this is the ugliest crap a person can leave behind and it only gets uglier with time and UV energy.

I'm happy you've posted this! Even more happier to read of others who share the same concern.
-Adam
 
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