Leduc County concerned about illegal dumping

County council discuss issue of garbage being dumped in local ditches

Leduc County is concerned about illegal dumping.

Leduc County is concerned about illegal dumping.

Leduc County residents and staff alike are finding the ditches of the county to be a mess of litter as travellers are using the sides of rural roads and highways as their own personal dumping grounds.

Darrell Stone, manager of operations with Leduc County public works and engineering says the county finds out about the garbage in ditches from from residents, public works and grader operators.

On average, county staff take to the roads two to three times a week to clean up the areas.

“Spring and fall and the end of the month are generally worse possibly due to people moving,” said Stone.

There are also some areas of the county being hit worse than others. “East and west of Beaumont, north of Hwy 625 on roads leading south into the County from the City of Edmonton; east of Leduc between highways 625 and 623,” said Stone.