A man had an illegal dump site on his property, and it was in the flood plain.
This Belmont County man was under pressure to clean it up, but he couldn’t, because he’s in a wheelchair.
That’s when Belmont County’s litter control deputy stepped up with a random act of kindness and a little help from a jail inmate.
Normally a dump site on your own property is your own problem.
But this man in the Glencoe area is disabled.
He had no way top remove mounds of trash that had accumulated for years.
So Deputy Aubri Waggoner arranged to take a jail trustee and a truck, and they cleaned it themselves.
“We ended up taking over 500 pounds of trash off this property,” said Waggoner. “It ended up being a bigger job than we expected. But we ended up taking things like fish tanks, we had a baby crib, we had gas cans, toilets, sinks, baby bottles, clothing, metal wiring, anything you can think of was on this site.”
She says the property owner was delighted with the job they did, and he paid the landfill fee.
The clean-up was above and beyond Deputy Waggoner’s job description.
But this dump site was a serious threat in case of flooding, and the owner had no way to do it.
So she took on the task.
And she says the inmate trustee did an excellent job also.