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I am a resident of Pushaw Station Road — the location of the northern county solid waste and recycling site, the Mt. Hope Convenience Center. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sometimes, people show up with their trash after hours and refuse to take their trash home with them. Instead, they dump it somewhere on Pushaw Station Road. Sometimes, the lines are long due to the changing of the trash or recycling bins. Instead of waiting, people dump their trash somewhere on Pushaw Station Road. Currently, there are bags and bags and pizza boxes and diaper boxes and delivery boxes at the end of our road. Animals have picked through the bags. The filth is deplorable. It is unsightly. Should the clean-up be the responsibility of me and my neighbors?

We have found tires, refrigerators, furniture and car parts on our road. We have seen baseball cards, medicine bottles and recycling on our property. Dry wall, old cabinets and white 5-gallon buckets have been dropped at the end of the road. We have found a small boat and car. The car was set on fire. One time, someone left a La-Z-Boy chair by my personal mailbox. The worst was when my neighbor found a dead horse dropped off in their field. Unbelievable.

I have called the police, and we need to catch you in the act of dumping. Many of the residents of Pushaw Station Road have followed cars to the end of the road and back because we have a trust issue with the non-residents of the road. Please do the right thing and do not dump on the road. If you have recently dumped illegally, do the right thing and clean up after yourself. Would you want your neighborhood littered with trash?

Dear Calvert County neighbors, we are proud of our country road, and this is our home. Please respect our property.



Judy Haines, Sunderland