Neighbors Claim Too Much Trash on Salisbury Street - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Neighbors Claim Too Much Trash on Salisbury Street

Posted: Updated:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Neighbors on one Salisbury street say they are fed up with the litter accumulating on the streets and in front yards.

Vickie Collins said when kids buy items from a store on the corner on Homer Street and Route 13, their trash never finds a garbage can or dumpster.  Collins said the trash winds up in the streets on in people's front yards.  It has gotten to the point for Collins that she decided to do something about it.

"I have a neighbor boy who I pay to pick up my trash almost daily.  And he fills up like a grocery bag just from my house and if he were to go a house or two away, he could do the same thing," said Collins.

Collins went as far as saying she believes her street needs to make a quick improvement.

"I don't want our cute little neighborhood to turn into Detroit," Collins said.

A stroll down the street will show the litter on the ground but not every neighbor believes the issue is as bad as Collins claims. Amy Russell has called Homer Street home since 2010 and believes there are bigger issues to worry about.

"It can be frustrating sometimes when trash floats in from different places but, like I said, it is nothing like it is being made out to be," said Russell.

And Russell went on to say that her street falls well short of the Motor City.

"This is a really nice community, mostly of older people and it's not anything close to Detroit."

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton told WBOC that there is a work order in at the Public Works Department for a street sweeper to make its way through the neighborhood.

The city also has a street sweeping schedule online for anyone interested in when their street will be swept. You can find it at: http://www.ci.salisbury.md.us/?page_id=3324

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Organization Tracks Shark in Isle of Wight Bay

    Organization Tracks Shark in Isle of Wight Bay

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:30:14 GMT
    The non-profit organization OCEARH, which tracks sharks all around the world, located one of its tagged tiger sharks in the Isle of Wight Bay on Friday.  The shark is nearly 13 feet long and weighs roughly 1,000 pounds but researchers believe it is not something people should be worried about.More
    The non-profit organization OCEARH, which tracks sharks all around the world, located one of its tagged tiger sharks in the Isle of Wight Bay on Friday.  The shark is nearly 13 feet long and weighs roughly 1,000 pounds but researchers believe it is not something people should be worried about.More
  • Jusst Sooup Closes Doors

    Jusst Sooup Closes Doors

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:55:49 GMT
    2011 was supposed to be a year of dreams coming true for Jusst Sooup, a local organization that helps feed the homeless in the Rehoboth Beach area. They were featured in a Thanksgiving special by the television program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.More
    2011 was supposed to be a year of dreams coming true for Jusst Sooup, a local organization that helps feed the homeless in the Rehoboth Beach area. They were featured in a Thanksgiving special by the television program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.More
  • HALO to Open Men's Shelter in Salisbury

    HALO to Open Men's Shelter in Salisbury

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:29:33 GMT
    Hope and Life Outreach, or HALO, started back in 2004 as a homeless ministry. It quickly grew, adding a shelter for women and children in Salisbury. But the need has been growing, too, which is why HALO is now working on opening a men's shelter.More
    Hope and Life Outreach, or HALO, started back in 2004 as a homeless ministry. It quickly grew, adding a shelter for women and children in Salisbury. But the need has been growing, too, which is why HALO is now working on opening a men's shelter.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Mobile Features and Text Alerts

    Mobile Features and Text Alerts

  • NRP Cracking Down on Crabbers

    NRP Cracking Down on Crabbers

    It has been known to happen in the past. Sometimes people catch crabs under the state's size limit and keep them. Now, the natural resources police is stepping up enforcement to make sure that if you break the law, you're going to pay for it.

    More

    It has been known to happen in the past. Sometimes people catch crabs under the state's size limit and keep them. Now, the natural resources police is stepping up enforcement to make sure that if you break the law, you're going to pay for it.

    More
  • Trimper's Rides Being Sued

    Trimper's Rides Being Sued

     The Ocean City amusement park is being sued after an accident on a ride left a two year old boy with a traumatic brain injury two years ago.

    More

     The Ocean City amusement park is being sued after an accident on a ride left a two year old boy with a traumatic brain injury two years ago.

    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service