Overflowing garbage, debris spark concern in Kiryas Joel
Overflowing garbage and piles of construction debris in the rapidly growing community of Kiryas Joel are sparking health concerns.
Viewer cellphone video allegedly shows illegal dumping along Getzil Berger Road in Kiryas Joel. News 12 checked out the area Thursday and found the same red cart seen in the viewer video, as well as a pile of construction debris in a wooded area alongside a stream.
More overflowing construction debris was also found with scattered trash and an unusual amount of crushed cardboard boxes along Meron Drive.
News 12 reached out to officials about the issue - including the conditions on Prag and Acres roads, where there was trash, overflowing dumpsters and discarded metal tanks.
A representative said the majority of the garbage is from the recent Jewish holiday of Purim. The representative also said additional crews are out to clean up the area.