|Need a sofa? Someone dumped one on Americana Drive.|
The public is invited to join a community cleanup of Americana Drive in Annandale on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The wooded area along that road between the street and the beltway sound wall. has been a dumping ground for years. During a drive-by on Jan. 9, we saw couches, tires, mattresses, lots of construction debris, many beer cans, fast-food containers, and a huge amount of other litter.
|Lots of construction debris dropped off here.|
The Friends of Accotink Creek are partnering with the cleanup event, as are several communities in the area, including the Vistas of Annandale and Bristow Village.
|Philip Latasa of Friends of Accotink Creek.|
The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for collecting litter, and while they do occasionally pick up trash on Americana, it’s not enough, and “the trash keeps coming,” Gould says. She would like to see more police on site to catch people dumping trash and more enforcement of anti-littering laws.
|Commercial vehicles line Americana Drive.|
|The area between the road and the beltway is full of litter.|