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Curtis Bay residents dealing with ghost dumpers in alleyways

Posted at 5:43 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 17:43:23-04

BALTIMORE — It's a sight no one wants to see from their front porch. For those who live diagonal from Graham Court on Morrison Street they've watched as a nearby a pile of trash and debris continues to grow.

"It's been there for about two months now," said one man who asked not to be identified.

"I tried to haul away a few boxes," said William Anthony. "I take some away to the dump and a few weeks later and more comes back."

The issue, aside from the illegal dumping is that no one knows who's responsible for doing it.

"We don't see them," said Mike Detress. "You just wake up and it's there."

Those responsible have been labeled by the locals as ghost dumpers. They use the cover of darkness as protection and disappear before anyone sees them.

Not only is it unsightly but it's also a health hazard.

"I walk by here every day to the store," said Detress. "I see rats running back and forth."

WMAR News checked public records with 311 and found a service request was put in by a caller. The debris is expected to be cleared by October 1.

"We hope it doesn't come back," said Anthony. "Whoever's doing this, if you're going to load up your truck to dump it in an alley just go straight to the dump. We don't want to see it."