One man’s trash. . .is another man’s garbage

May 17, 2015

High waters cause trash to build up in lowlying areas


By Bobbie Poynter

Editor

Photos by Bobbie Poynter Solid Waste Management will have to apply for a grant to have a contractor come in and clean up this trash dump at the bottom of a deep ravine on Roaring Fork in Stinking Creek.

Photos by Bobbie Poynter
Solid Waste Management will have to apply for a grant to have a contractor come in and clean up this trash dump at the bottom of a deep ravine on Roaring Fork in Stinking Creek.

Photos by Bobbie Poynter John Kenningham looks down a deep ravine at an especially large trash dump on Roaring Fork Creek.

Photos by Bobbie Poynter
John Kenningham looks down a deep ravine at an especially large trash dump on Roaring Fork Creek.

People in lowlying areas of Knox County are becoming increasingly concerned about the huge amount of trash that the flood waters have brought down from the higher elevations. Steve Warren, Knox County Solid Waste Coordinator, has had his crews, as well as inmate work-release crews from the Bell County Forestry Camp, scouring the area, cleaning up as many accumulated trash areas as they can.The content you are trying to view is available only to subscribers. Please log-in or go to Register to subscribe today!

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