Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What's a "Beauty Spot"?

What's beautiful about a place to dump trash?!

The"Beauty Spots" were started by the County's Division of Highway Services (DHS) in the mid-1980s in an effort to eliminate roadside trash dumping. Roads free of litter and illegal dumping are beautiful roads... and there you have the name...

The Beauty Spots, or "convenience centers", as they are formally known, are located at DHS transportation depots: one in Poolesville at 19200 Jerusalem Road and one in Damascus at 26149 Ridge Road. While DHS still provides the daily operations at these sites, the Division of Solid Waste Services manages the contracts for hauling waste from them.

Typical materials received at the centers are large, bulky items such as home remodeling debris, furniture, white goods, and yard waste (Poolesville only).

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