Illegal dumping a problem for local business | Local News

Like many other small business owners struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, Donna MacPherson tries to control spending wherever she can.

But she is having problems controlling one expense, and it’s raising genuine concerns.

Around three days a week, MacPherson finds bags of trash next to the commercial garbage container for her business in Redfern Village, Golden Isles Olive Oil.

She picks up the trash and has no choice but to put it in her container and pay the cost to have it removed.

MacPherson said she bought a lock for the container because so much trash unrelated to her business was being dumped that her monthly bill soared from $200 to $715.

The lock did its job, but only to a certain degree. Instead of finding her trash container overflown, people started leaving bags of garbage next to the…

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