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Stop Dumping Green Waste In Our Valley

Who is dumping? Why has it continued for so long? Why is it allowed to go on and pollute our valley? And how can we stop it?

For the past year we have been dealing with someone dumping green waste in Reed Valley near Aguanga. We have been told it's legal, however it has gone on way too long and it poses several risks.

First of all, the waste is being transported in large trucks up Reed Valley Road, which is a narrow, windey road. The trucks take up most of the road and you can't see them coming around the curves. We are concerned someone is going to get into an accident and get hurt or killed by these trucks.

Secondly, these noisy trucks begin coming up the road very early in the morning -- around 3 a.m. -- waking the local residents. So much for quiet, country living!

Thirdly and very importantly, the waste smells awful and the smell lasts for days. It smells like a junkyard! It can't be healthy for us to breathe. 

So the questions are: Who is dumping? Why has it continued for so long? Why is it allowed to go on and pollute our valley? And how can we stop it?

We are appealing to our local leaders to help us get this stopped. We bought our property in Reed Valley for the beauty, quiet and fresh air. Why are a few allowed to negatively impact the entire valley to satisfy their needs? Not only is it unsafe and unhealthy, the practice will negatively affect our property values as well. It is completely unfair, unsafe and has continued for too long. It needs to stop soon.

Please write to the county to help us stop the green waste dumping in Reed Valley. 

Aguanga is in Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone's district. He can be reached by clicking here.

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Cynthia Champness Cuellar August 10, 2012 at 03:34 PM
All of us residents should contact the city of Aguanga to register our complaints. Maybe then something will be done. How about it?
Cynthia Champness Cuellar August 10, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Have you contacted anyone to ask about the dumping? Do you know the Neighbors on Reed Valley? Maybe we can sign a petition and take it to the city. We would sign it. I have already appealed to Jeff Stone.
Winchester Collection August 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
What does a junk yard smell like? I doubt that organic waste smells like gasoline, oil and tires.
Winchester Collection August 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Dump green waste where it is generated!!!!
Cynthia Champness Cuellar August 18, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Smells awful-like dead animals. Why not come up here any day they dump and you can smell it for yourself. It's too gross to describe!

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