by Nick Delgado
Guam - Although the new landfill at Layon is operational, island mayors are still having a problem with illegal dumping. Mounds of trash have piled up behind the Barrigada Mayor's Office.
Vice Mayor June Blas says more and more residents are dumping their trash on the side of the road and in the jungle area forcing her staff to pick up the slack, saying, "Residents look out for any suspicious vehicles out there lurking and having these piles of trash, they would throw it right behind your back yard and you wouldn't even know. There is a stiff fine and they really need to go out there and cite these people because it's really sad."
Blas says the trash behind her office is picked up weekly. She urges the community to call the mayor's office or the Guam Police Department's Litterbug Hotline to report anyone illegally throwing trash.