A video has been trending on social media showing illegal dumping in a residential area in Dededo.
Cars, refrigerators, and washing machines were among the many illegally dumped items found in a residential area in Dededo.
In one of the videos, you can see other residents actively dumping their items along the roadside. A concerned Dededo resident, Margie Dancel, was the one who documented her findings and posted them on her social media account.
“You know, I know there are dump sites everywhere on Guam, I know that. This was just, it was like on steroids or something. There are people dumping every day. It’s very discouraging. The mayor’s office often has to come and clean it up. You can’t even have a clean road for one day,” Dancel said.
She added that this has been a recurring issue and that area is a historically known dumping site. In the past, it’s been brought up that one of the main reasons why residents illegally dump their trash is due to not wanting to pay for disposal fees because they’re expensive.
In addition, the lack of citations and lack of education are contributing factors.
The Guam Environmental Protection Agency has already approved an allocation under the Recycling Revolving Fund to remove junk from the different villages.