It is with much thought that I write this. I live in the northern most part of the Asheboro city limits. Each morning as I drive to work going south on Fayetteville Street, there is a new amount of dumping in front of Franklin Village.


Because of the dumping there, those at Matthew Grande are also dumping in front of that apartment complex. Yes, the city crew is out there at least two times per week loading mattresses, furniture and other garbage to try to keep it clean, but the very next day the dumping begins again.


There has got to be something the city can do. At least, put out signs — “NO DUMPING” — so that police officers can enforce it. I honestly do not believe all the trash is coming from Franklin Village, and that people are just coming there to dump their furniture, etc., so they don’t have to drive to the County Landfill.


One day I witnessed a large furniture truck in the ditch in front of Franklin Village with a man and woman unloading. Seriously?


I never notice anything like this happening in the other parts of the city to this extent. Why North Asheboro? It’s time to: “Clean up North Asheboro and make it beautiful.”


The following response came from Jordan B. Thompson, communications intern, Community Development Division, City of Asheboro:


The city is pursuing approval from the N.C. Department of Transportation to put up no littering signs in the area. Franklin Village and Madison Heights management are aware of this situation and the Asheboro Police Department will be patrolling the area for illegal dumping.


Please report dumped or littered items to the Asheboro Public Services Department at (336) 626-1234, ext. 2211.