What Is Town Doing to Combat Lake Hiawatha Trash Dumping?
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The pictures here show a chronic situation that exists at 88 N. Beverwyck Road. On Monday, the township's sanitation department "emptied" municipal trash containers. At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, this scene appeared—and this is the norm.
This site is just one of several chronic dumping spots. Many times the culprits can be identified by the trash they leave. This spot has white plastic bags filled with hair.
No actual litter abatement is performed. For example, there is nothing done in terms of cleaning gutters and sewers to prevent or curtail runoff pollution from entering our river-sensitive area.
Imagine what more "uneconomic" development will bring to the area like Waterview rezoning!
Of course Parsippany is not alone; our whole lack of culture is reflected in the obvious loss of land ethic that has triumphed over any common good or environmental awareness. Waste produced and not retrieved by our system of convenient consumption products has overwhelmed our landscapes. Our continued lack of caring toward what has happened shows just how bad it is.
The issues of litter and trash dumping must be addressed. Without corporate social responsibility or extended producer responsibility—especially to combat plastic—the gift (or curse) that keeps on giving—we will remain forever surrounded by trash and litter.