A large amount of trash was left on the side of Lady Slipper Road, a forest access road just west of the city, some time this past weekend. The Western Star carried a story on this illegal dumping in Tuesday’s edition.
Question: What’s your reaction to hearing about people dumping garbage in the woods still going on in the Corner Brook area and what do you think can be done to deter people from continuing to do so?
It’s the city’s own fault as far as I’m concerned. You shouldn’t have to pay to go into the dump. Go around the city and there’s garbage everywhere. Got to figure out something to do about it so maybe a fine for $10,000 maybe would be a start for anyone dumping stuff where they aren’t supposing to be. I was disgusted when I seen it. We need to start recycling more stuff in Corner Brook that’s what we need to do.
I think it’s unbelievable that people would be doing such a thing. It’s not right and it’s making our environment worse. I think maybe there should be some free dumping. People shouldn’t have to pay to go dump off their garbage. … Maybe that’s why it’s taking place, you never know. The city should definitely have stiff fines for anybody caught doing it.
It’s just disgusting. This place is beautiful, as we know it, and we take our kids in there and to see something like that, it hurts everybody and it hurts the environment. It makes no sense and it’s pretty much disgusting at the end of the day. I feel more trail cameras should be set up in high traffic areas and maybe more people hired on to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
They should get a fine automatically if they get caught. I think it’s ridiculous. Just throwing a bit of paper out is ridiculous. They don’t give a shit, it’s as simple as that. It’s really sad.
I think it’s crazy. I think people should just pay the extra bucks to bring it to the dump instead of ending up with a fine because it’s not worth it in the end. They should probably raise the fines and that may discourage people from doing it.
That’s not good for the environment. I don’t agree with it at all. I’ve never thrown even a wrapper out. I always got a garbage bag. We need to have it policed out there. Cameras out there would help and fines for whatever you can give them would probably help.