‘If we abuse it, we may lose it’
By Cheryl Parker

Environmental regulations are continuously changing. Long gone are the days when anything to be disposed of went to the dump.

When it comes to organic material, Jesup residents have two options: The “tree dump” just east of B&B Farm Store is just that. Signage directs branches to two areas: large (7” and over) and small (6” or less.)

As a bonus to Jesup citizens, city employees regularly shred this waste into chips which are free for the taking. Other more manageable sized branches may be turned into firewood (bring your own chainsaw).

Smaller yard waste has its own site off of Tower Street (access by way of Twelfth Street.) Both sites have good signage to help citizens dispose of their organic waste.

With leaf bagging season approaching, please remember that the leaves will decompose, but the plastic bags will not (unless they are clearly marked “biodegradable”.) Leaf bags should be emptied and the plastic bag properly disposed of. (Plastic bags get caught in automatic recycling machinery, never put a plastic bag in the recycling bin.)

A concerned citizen sent the Citizen Herald photos of some abuses in these dump sites, with the admonition, “If we abuse it, we may lose it.”
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