Neighbors in Belmont fed up with illegal dumping

Residents on one Belmont street are saying "not in my backyard."

Parkdale Drive has turned into an illegal dump site for some people, and neighbors are tired of it.

"It's an eyesore," said neighbor Thomas Nance.

An eyesore that residents in the area are tired of dealing with.

"This is what they call the dumping grounds," Nance said.

Mattresses, appliances and trash are continuously dumped on Parkdale-- piling up on the side of the road.

"It usually happens in the wee hours of the morning, like 2 to 3 a.m. People from other neighborhoods and other areas of town."

Loads of litter are making for a messy few miles.

"They know about this street," said Nance. "It's a mile and a half long of no lights and gullies in the woods."

Belmont Public Works staff members tell FOX 46 that Parkdale is a state maintained road.  It has become the city's responsibility to continuously clean it up.

"It's just people coming in and dumping trash, and we have to go behind them and clean it up."

"We've had an ongoing issue with it for quite some time now," said Belmont Police Sgt. Arthur Pullen.

Belmont police are taking several steps to try to put the dumping to a stop.

"Stepped up patrols throughout the day and evening, trying to catch whoever is doing the illegal dumping," Pullen said. 

Police are hoping to catch the criminals in the act soon.

"We are just trying to catch the people responsible for doing it," said Pullen.