“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
The 69-year-old retiree makes the trip about four or five times a week, either north to Newport or south to connect to Interstate 495 to reach Newark. He regularly sees mounds of trash bags, broken bottles, fast food wrappers and construction debris. Last week he even saw a sofa perched on the median. "It’s just a dumping ground," Episcopo said. Littering and illegal dumping are a growing problem along Delaware's main roads, state officials say. Law enforcement is undermanned in its battle against the trash filling up the shoulder of Delaware roads. "We do have some problems out there," said Pat Emory, director of the Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Office of Community Services. "On our highways it’s pretty evident what is going on." Most efforts to curtail littering and illegal dumping, which occurs when someone offloads large items like full trash bags or tires on public or private property, are usurped by a lack of staffing and the inherent difficulty of spotting the crime. Any law enforcement official in the state has the ability to enforce littering and dumping laws. The state takes what C.R. McLeod, the Delaware Department of Transportation director of community relations, describes as a multiagency approach to litter policing. 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. ... (spite fines for littering, illegal dumping, trash piles up in some parts of Delaware)
NEWARK, NJ — Toss a bag of trash into the wrong dumpster in Newark and it can get you arrested. That's exactly what happened to a local woman on Monday, who now faces charges of illegal dumping and illegal transport of solid waste, police say.The incident began shortly before 1 p.m., when members of the city's recently created Illegal Dumping Task Force allegedly saw a 23-year-old Newark woman get out of her parked car at Hawthorne and Jelliff avenues and remove a cardboard box and a single bag of garbage from the trunk.The woman then walked over to a nearby dumpster – which belonged to a business on the 100-block of Hawthorne Avenue – and chucked the trash inside. None of the garbage included any hazardous materials, police said.Officers then apprehended the woman and towed her car, which is now subject to seizure via forfeiture laws, police stated.When asked if the woman had any prior violations in the city or was a habitual offender, a spokesperson for the Newark Department of Publi...
Newark, NJ--Two brothers who were observed dumping a toilet in Newark's North Ward by the members of the city's Illegal Dumping Task Force were arrested late Monday, police said.Luis Santander, 35, of Irvington, and Marlon Santander, 33, of Newark, were observed dumping debris by members of the the task force in the area of McCarter Highway and Verona Street in Newark at 10 p.m. Monday.Both men were seen throwing trash from the bed of a white pickup truck onto the ground, including a ceramic toilet--which shattered when it struck the pavement--along with several large plastic trash bags filled with construction and household debris.Sign Up for E-NewsDetectives arrested both men without incident.Both brothers are charged with illegal dumping and illegal transport of solid waste.The pickup truck was towed and is subject to forfeiture depending on the disposition of the case.Ambrose urges anyone with information about incidents of illegal dumping within the City o...
S. Main St. Trash bags, gloves and snacks will be provided to all who help. To volunteer, call the Newark Parks and Recreation at 302-366-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Harvest Arts Festival:Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Academy Lawn, 105 E. Main St. Twenty local artists will have fine art and crafts for sale. Also includes live music and art projects for kids. Free.Second Saturday Nature Crafts:Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. at Glasgow Park Bank Barn, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Attendees can create decorative items using natural materials like seed pods, grasses, twigs and more. Depending on available time and weather, sessions may include a quick walk in the park where attendees will learn about the many natural materials they can use to make crafts of all types. Minimum age is 10. Free.Harvest Festival:Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Newark Natural Food, 230 E. Main St. Event celebrates fall and the 50th anniversary of the co-op. Includes music, vendors and face painting. Free.Rotary mixer:Monday, 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.,at Deerfield Country Club, 507 Thompson Station Road. The Newark Rotary Club will host an open-invitation mixer to share what the Rotary Club is and how Rotary contributes to the local and global communities.History Quiztory:Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Glasgow Park Bank Barn, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Keith Jackson and Linda Duffy, of the Pencader Heritage Area Association, will give a presentation about the ghost of Cooch’s Bridge. The session concludes with a quiz. Participants are encouraged to join teams and compete to win prizes. Free. Register at www.eventb... (Newark Post)
NEWARK, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of the City of Newark. Send local news tips, photos and press releases to email@example.comMayor Ras Baraka, Members of the Municipal Council, Director of Public Works Kalif Thomas, and New Jersey Clean Communities Council Executive Director Sandy Huber announced today that the City of Newark, in partnership with Essex County, will host the 15th Annual “Gateway to a Cleaner Newark Citywide Cleanup” on Thursday, October 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.The cleanup will take place rain or shine, starting and ending at Lincoln Park on Broad Street and Clinton Avenue, in Newark’s Downtown. Residents and business owners are being challenged to support this annual event and break out brooms and bags to clean up Newark’s empty lots and sweep litter from streets, in an effort to “Slam Dunk the Junk.”Last year more than 900 volunteers participated in the annual clean-up.“Gateway Cleanup Day has become a great tradition in the City of Newark.