Biker Finds Hidden Garbage Dump in Mont Clare
Its contents include chemical waste.
Update: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating the dump.
On a mountain biking trek last week, a Phoenixville Patch reader discovered a large garbage dump off a trail near 330 Lovers Lane in Mont Clare.
It's unclear, at this moment, who the property belongs to.
The trash pile is in an oblong ditch—roughly 35 feet deep and 50 feet across—and contains, based on one incomplete inventory, tires of various sizes, oil and anti-freeze containers, a toilet, a television, couch cushions, sheet wood, 2X4s, Gatorade and soda bottles, the seat of a car, and countless other discarded chemicals and plastics.
A narrow trail leads away from the ditch and to a small concrete parking space where a backhoe with a shattered windshield sits. The trail appears to be wide enough for the backhoe to drive up and down it, though the trail doesn’t appear to have been driven on recently.
The reader reported the dump to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection via an online form after he discovered it, but is yet to hear any word from the agency.
Phoenixville Patch will be following up on this story. Anyone with information on the source of the waste is invited to add it in the comments or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.