Fox 29 Gets Results For Residents Fed Up With Illegal Dumping

Fox 29 Gets Results For Residents Fed Up With Illegal Dumping

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The 8400 block of Crane Street in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia is a nice place to live, or at least it was, before "short-dumpers" made a mess of the place.

Fox 29's Bruce Gordon tries to get a solution to the issue.

The people who live on and near the 8400 block of Crane Street, say they have seen their quality of life destroyed by thoughtless people who view their neighborhood as a trash can.

"It destroys our neighborhood. I mean, this, generally, is a pristine neighborhood. But the reality is, with this trash and dumping. It makes our neighborhood dirty and unsecure," said longtime resident Terry Williams.

Neighbors say with no security cameras around and little traffic the dumpers have it easy.

"They're like ghosts. You know, like the guy with the tires. That guy's been killing us with the tires," longtime resident Johnny Miller said.

The most recent pile of debris includes food and kitchen supplies, pet toys, a dog's bed, photo albums, carpet padding and U.S. post office uniforms bearing the name "Mark." Pretty mundane stuff actually compared to the boat that was left there awhile back.

"First, it was on a trailer. And that lasted about two days and then somebody stole the trailer, and just left the boat there. And then, a few days after that, everybody started putting their trash inside the boat," a resident said.

The Streets Department says they've cleaned the site before, but they promised they will be back out on Crane Street tomorrow to clean it again.

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