The Pleasant Township Road Department is asking residents to keep their eyes open for illegal dumpers.
In the early morning of June 21, the department responded to a call from a motorist who had to maneuver across debris that was left all over Gay Road.
Jeff Karn, the superintendent of the road department, said approximately 2 tons of torn-up sidewalk or driveway material was left in the middle of that street.
He said Gay Road is a popular destination for illegal dumpers because it does not see very much traffic.
“Its not isolated, but its not heavily traveled either," he said.
In July of 2010, the department was called out four times to clean up construction debris on Gay Road. Karn said he hopes this incident is not an indication that more illegal dumping will follow.
“Unless the neighbors keep an eye out and maybe catch a license plate number or a name on the side of the truck, were probably not going to catch them, he said.
Residents can report illegal dumpers by calling the Franklin County Environmental Crimes Unit hotline at 871-5322. Reports also can be submitted online at www.itsacrime.org.