Illegal Dumping Shuts Down Fourth Site In Clermont County

Jun 5, 2017

People continue to dump non-recyclable items at recycling sites in Adams and Clermont counties forcing the shutdown of the fourth location.

These packing materials are not recyclable.
Credit Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District Director Paul Braasch says he doesn't know what's driving the increase in illegal dumping at the 36 recycling sites. He says a few people might be confused but most don't care when they drop off mattresses, tires, hot tubs, packing materials and more.

"It happens so much that we employ a crew to go around and clean up the sites all the time. Every week they're out. They try to visit each site twice a week," he says.

Braasch has had to close the drop off site at Auxier Trucking & Excavating, 1275 Ohio Pike, in Amelia.

Crews travel to the recycling sites twice a week to remove junk in Clermont and Adams County.
Credit Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District

According to Braasch, "It is an increasing trend we've seen in the last year or two. So I'm not sure what's driving it over the past."