(July 27, 2015) – Tribune Democrat – Kathy Semelsberger knows well the struggle to combat illegal dumping. As Susquehanna Township secretary, she fields complaints and concerns. But it affects her on a personal level, too.
The more than 140 acres she owns in Elder Township are scenic, sprawling land – but they also are a common target for less responsible folks who toss mattresses, tires and other debris in the woods.
“It’s a nightmare,” she said.
“They just dump it and leave, and it’s just a mess – nonstop. Winter is worst. They’ll leave deer carcasses, too.”
On her property, Semelsberger is going to try gating some areas.
Another local effort, which the township may qualify for, would put cameras at illegal dump sites to catch perpetrators, day or night.