“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
But the reality is those officers are already overworked and have more pressing issues dealing with public safety to focus on. There is also how these violations are committed. Most times, it is merely people who quickly toss something out a car window while driving down the highway. The act is so brief that it's difficult to spot and even more difficult to track down violators. The DNREC Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit has 10 employees that respond to public reports and monitor surveillance footage, but they also take care of hazardous waste and chemicals, work with police on meth labs, and enforce solid waste, wastewater and wetland code violations, among other jobs. "Lots of times, it’s extremely difficult to catch people in the act of dumping," Emory said. Illegal dumping often occurs on hard-to-access back roads or is cloaked by darkness. Without video evidence, it's especially difficult to prove. In 2017, DNREC had 27 people arrested for illegal dumping, with fines totaling $13,500. Both were five-year highs. State police made 71 arrests for littering and illegal dumping in 2017 (25 in New Castle County, 14 in Kent County and 32 in Sussex County). Wilmington issued 1,795 such citations for the 12-month period of January 2017 through June 2018, according to Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Jeff Starkey. Fines totaled $89,750. Over the past year to date, Newark issued 14 littering citations. A person found guilty of littering or illegal dumping can be fined no less than $50 and given up to eight hours of community service for a first offense. A second offense within two years draws a $75 fine and up to 25 hours of community service. If the offense occurred on or along a road adjacent to an area of scenic, historical or cultural interest, an additional penalty of $500 must be imposed for every first, second and subsequent offense, in addition to the fine. In many cases, offenders are also made to pick up litter from the area they polluted. Given the challenges associated with catching violators, officials have shifted their focus to cleanup and reducing future litter. Roadside trash is collected by DelDOT with three groups: DelDOT maintenance employees, inmates and volunteers through the adopt-a-highway program. But the system is failing along Episcopo's commute. "I have seen local residents out there," Episcopo said. "The only cleanup I’ve ever seen." According to the latest National Visible Litter Survey and Litter Cost Study, conducted in 2009, litter cleanup costs $11.5 billion nationwide each year. States, cities and counties together spend $1.3 billion. (spite fines for littering, illegal dumping, trash piles up in some parts of Delaware)
Some people have collections, and that's perfectly normal behavior. Or if you have clutter that's not affecting you or anyone around you, it's no big deal," Gerard says. "But when it starts to interfere with life in a significant way, and you can't use rooms as intended, there's only one seating area in your whole home, and you can't sleep in your bed or you've become socially isolated because you're afraid to have people over," hoarding has become a serious problem.Hoarding increases the risk of falling, strains relationships with family and friends, and leads to isolation - resulting in more anxiety and depression, she adds. a href="http://www.newhampshire.com/storyimage/UL/20180715/NEWS2001/180719644/H3/0/H3-180719644.jpg?q=60" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" title="A Scene Care crew member dressed... (lver Linings: Dwellings strewn with garbage and waste overshadow the mental health crisis)
When the Cardinals and Kolb could not come to an agreement on a restructured deal, they cut him.Gross.In 2010, the McNabb trade (McNabb was 33 at the time) blew up on the Redskins spectacularly. Eight years later, they not only traded with Reid for another 33-year quarterback in Smith, they also handed him a contract extension worth more than $70 million in guaranteed money.Smith had good numbers in 2017, and he's better than Cousins, in my opinion, but there's perhaps some logic in the notion that a mobile quarterback with below-average arm strength may not age well. Smith turned 34 in May.Clearly, the Redskins felt that they were not in a good enough position to select one of the better quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft at 13th overall. And, well, they were right, as four went in the first 10 picks. By contrast, the Philadelphia Eagles were originally drafting 13th overall in 2016, when they made a pair of deals to put themselves in position to draft Carson Wentz second overall. The Rams made a similar bold move to go get Jared Goff, and both teams are now poised to be perennial contenders for the foreseeable future.Anyway, Smith may very well be a modest short-term upgrade over Cousins, but this is a Redskins team that doesn't look like a Super Bowl contender anytime soon, especially in an absolutely loaded NFC. Handing out $70-plus million in guaranteed money along with forking over a third-round pick and a good player for Smith's services is a move I might make if I were running a team with a great roster, but a big hole at quarterback. This feels a lot like a move by a GM/coach combo that is running out of time to start winning games. Ultimately, however, it should keep them in that mediocre zone that they are so used to.3) The Redskins' instability at quarterback continuesRedskins fans know the names of all the quarterbacks who have started at least one game since the Dan Snyder era began in 1999. For those of you who don't: Brad JohnsonJeff GeorgeTony BanksShane MatthewsPatrick RamseyDanny WuerffelTi... ( reasons the Redskins will be a dumpster fire this season)
Wednesday, said he was both amused and disappointed that the water heater had resurfaced. He also said that while he doesn't really have time to deal with it again, it would be funny if it showed up anywhere else in town. At this point, Winberg said, a lot of people in Anchorage are keeping an eye out for it.Winberg spray-painted the tank red and wrote another note. (Chad Winberg photo)...
Tom Luginbill on Press Row, and cohost David Paschall made a great point about all the silliness of years past seems to have faded a great deal. The hat dances, the puppies, the Times Square videos.As for the real results, well, Tennessee lost a running back to FSU. Auburn secured the signature of a few four stars who were thought to be looking around. Alabama is in the mix for almost all of the big names still on the board, because, well, they are Alabama and Saban is the best recruiter ever.But, despite the high fives and the low feelings that can swing because of the decisions of an 18-year-old — a phrase that is kind of embarrassing when you read it out loud — the stories to be told by these players are as much about the next couple of years as their ranking by some computer sites.Let's look back to the 2015 signing class. Those kids just completed their junior seasons in college. The top 10 classes according to Rivals.com were:USC (Best recruits: Iman Marshall, Ronald Jones and some dude named Sam Darnold, who was near the bottom of the Trojans' class and picked the Trojans over Colorado State, Duke and Northwestern.)Alabama (Best recruits: Studs Damien Harris, DaRon Payne, Calvin Ridley and Minkah Fitzpatrick. That's a haul friends.)FSU (Best recruits: Derwin James, Tartarus McFadden, George Campbell.)Clemson (Best recruits: Christian Wilkins, Deon Cain and Ray-Ray McCloud.)Tennessee (Best recruits:Drew Richmond, Kyle Phillips, Khalil McKenzie and Alvin Kamara.) Geor... (Chattanooga Times Free Press)