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Stephenville Mayor Tom Rose wants indiscriminate dumping to stop

This photo shows some of the debris that has been piled on a piece of property on St. George's Avenue Extension in Stephenville.
This photo shows some of the debris that has been piled on a piece of property on St. George's Avenue Extension in Stephenville. - Frank Gale

Mayor Tom Rose believes the practice of indiscriminate dumping in certain areas of Stephenville has to stop and says lots more measures will be taken to prevent it.

Despite posting No Dumping and warning signs of fines up to $10,000 at a location on St. George’s Extension, the dumping continues, with items as large as a sofa left there.

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Rose said with this location right across from Blanche Brook Park, a beautiful green space in the town. He says it’s bothersome that this type of activity continues, despite the warnings.

“Maybe we’re going to have to install surveillance cameras in the area,” he said in an interview.

Rose said the Town of Stephenville has spring and fall cleanups during which residents can put out their items.

He said it also has Friday bulk collections in the spring and fall during which residents can put out their items on Thursday and contact the town’s public works department to have them picked up on Friday.

Rose said with all those services in place there is no need for indiscriminate dumping anywhere in the town or area.

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