By Heather Mullinix
Several dumpsters and truckloads of trash were removed from Lake Tansi Aug. 18 as volunteers rolled up their sleeves and went to work in some of the remote areas of the community.
“We still have more roads that need attention,” said Gary Dillon, general manager of the Lake Tansi Property Owner’s Association. “Ninety-nine percent of what we found was just household garbage. We weren’t able to get a lot of tires and shingles and things like that because we ran out of room in the dumpsters and those will have to be hauled off to the landfill.”
Tires scattered about the area also come with a fee for disposal. The Cumberland County Recycling Center charges $1 per car tire, or $2 with the tire on the rim. Tires from large tractor-trailer rigs are $2 per tire and $4 with the tire on the rim. Tractor tires are $5 for disposal and $10 on the rim.
The volunteers arrived at the Lake Tansi Pro Shop parking lot at 9 a.m., armed with gloves to protect them from what they might find. They were met with pleasant weather, trash bags and trash pickers.
The group went to Topaz Dr., Flathead Cir. and Chanute Dr., and first filled a 40-yard dumpster with garbage and construction materials, such as shingles and sheet rock. Next, an 8-yard dumpster was filled to capacity. When the work was complete, three truck loads were taken away as well.
“It’s great to have so many people come out and help do this,” Dillon said. “It shows a lot of people take pride in Lake Tansi.”
Dillon said another clean-up day would likely be scheduled in October, once the weather had cooled and snakes had taken up their winter homes.
Members who gave their time Saturday, August 18th to help clean up trash in Lake Tansi: Shirley Jarner, John Sohmer, Lori Crane, Gary Dillon, Johnny Whitaker & Dylan Whitaker, Tommy Bean, Lynn Christmas, Gary & Rhonda Rabuck, Danny & Dona Plumlee, Kris Burk and Frank Thierry.