If You See Increased Construction Debris Dumped Randomly Heres Why
Local contractors say the townҒs abrupt removal of a solid waste dumpster from Westports public works facility has left them in the lurch.
Contractors who normally do small jobs that donҒt require an on-site dumpster for debris for years have taken small loads of plasterboard and old plumbing fixtures to the towns recycling center on the Sherwood Island Connector.
But recently the dumpster has disappeared and town workers have told the contractors they have to go to Norwalk or somewhere else out of town to dump their loads. The workers said they were not told why the dumpster was removed.
One contractor, who asked not to be identified, said he has had to raise his rates for debris removal because it is more costly in time and mileage to take the debris out of town.
ғLocal contactors wont dump their stuff in Westport randomly,Ҕ he said, but those from out of town wonӒt have the same reluctance.
The contractor said the dumpster removal could end up costing the town more money Ԗ not to mention making things more unsightly—as debris is dumped randomly on beaches or other off-road areas.
He said the dumpster removal could account for an old toilet being found near the Greens Farms railroad station in the early morning hours of March 20, briefly setting off a security scare as U.S. troops moved into Iraq.
Public Works Director Steve Edwards was not available for comment. First Selectwoman Diane Farrell said she was unaware of the dumpster removal but would look into it.