ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- Rockingham County Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Howell can't believe an illegal dump site outside of Eden has doubled in size.
"It's a hazard to the community. No telling what's living in that, chemicals leach out. We don't know what's in there," Howell said.
Sinks, tires, lumber and vinyl siding litter the site. Code enforcement officers have increased their patrols, but they still cannot find the people responsible for dumping what officers call commercial debris.
That's why officers are asking for the public’s help. There is now a trash hotline. People can call the hotline to leave a tip. Or you can file a report at the Rockingham County website. Either method doesn't require you to leave your name. If code enforcement officers can't find the people that dumped the trash, tax payers will have to pick up the bill.
"That's unfair" said Howell. "They didn't do this. What we want to do is find out who is doing it and make them clean it up."
The Rockingham County trash hotline is (336) 342-8300.