TAMAQUA — Tamaqua police say mounds of trash are piling up on a back road behind Tamaqua Area High School because people keep illegally dumping there.
The back road at the top of Coal Street in Tamaqua is covered in filth.
Community members say they’re tired of looking at it.
“Mattresses, old decorations, and tires, basically any trash they need to dump is behind my house,” said Tawnie Gerber from Tamaqua.
The mess is right behind Gerber’s home in Tamaqua. She says piles of tires and other trash have been piling up for years.
Police say it’s because people continue to dump illegally.
”It was never a problem when I was younger, but last summer when my family went for a walk with the dogs we saw it. It’s definitely grown since last summer,” said Gerber.
Walkers who make their way up the road will find even bigger piles of trash that are behind the Tamaqua Area baseball field.