Illegal dumpsite prevention underway in Mecklenburg County

- FOX 46 Charlotte is getting results for a neighborhood in north Charlotte. Neighbors along June Furr Road will soon see more changes at an illegal dumpsite. 

The dumpsites are piling up across Mecklenburg County. There is one along I-485, another near Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, and a decade old problem for neighbors along June Furr Road. 

"It's really disgusting to see that. Why would anyone want to come in our neighborhood and tear it down like this."

Last month the county removed two dumpsters full of trash. Cameras were installed with signs warning about possible arrest. Now, just a few weeks later, the trash has returned. 

"I was talking to one of my neighbors today saying we got to do something."

"Mecklenburg County is trying to get tough on illegal dumping."

The problem is becoming so serious CMPD is being asked to get results by assisting in arrests and investigations on June Furr Road. 

Another layer of prevention will soon be added. 

"We are trying to do certain blockages to make it physically harder for folks to throw away illegal items."

"These are the blocks that county officials will install. They are already in place here on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road and county officials say they are preventing people  form illegal dumping trash here."

"I think it's a great idea. I really think they should have done it a long time ago."

Neighbors like Lorana Reid, who said they're tired of seeing her neighborhood abused. County leaders believe it's the same group of people continuing to dump trash in the area. 

"I would ask them would they like someone to come and dump garbage in their neighborhood. "
 

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