Illegal dumping still an ongoing issue for Bay County residents

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay County residents are living with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael every day...partly because of people illegally dumping debris.

Kara Davis, a Bay Point Resident, said when talking about the neighborhood with the debris, "It just it doesn't look like it did at all and to continually see that every day, it's just an eyesore, and it's just unfortunate because it doesn't need to continue to happen."

County officials are working to put a stop to this issue, notifying the Sheriff's Office anytime they receive a complaint.

"We've seen it on the sides of the road, and we've had a lot of call-ins, a lot of complaints, and each one of those complaints are followed up, we call the law enforcement and they check it out," County Commissioner Bill Dozier said.

Some locals feel as though the debris dumping and cleanup is an endless cycle.

"It's frustrating and it's also kind of disappointing because, you know, how hard everybody's working to try to clean up and then one day it's cleaned up and then literally overnight it's like it all reappears again," said Davis.

Although some may feel discouraged, county officials say they'll continue the fight to put an end to it.

Dozier said, "The taxpayers in Bay County should not have to pay for this illegal dumping, so we need to put a stop to it."

If you see anyone illegally dumping contact the Sheriff's Office.