Part of a large area where garbage has been dumped off of Bond Lake Road.

Part of a large area where garbage has been dumped off of Bond Lake Road.

Bond Lake Road mess prompts quick response

A plea for help to clean up a large mess of garbage in the forest off Bond Lake Road in Williams Lake has not fallen on deaf ears.

Kyle Deakin’s plea for help to clean up a large mess of garbage in the forest off Bond Lake Road in Williams Lake has not fallen on deaf ears.

Last week the Tribune featured Deakin’s story, showing video footage of the piles of construction waste, appliances, carcasses and more.

Within hours of the story going online and in the print edition, Deakin received what he described was a quick and effective response.

“The first volunteer — Jeremy — went with his wife and kids and hauled away two loads with their truck and trailer. They dragged a bunch of stuff out of the woods,” Deakin said Monday.

Central Cariboo Disposal, who received a call from the Cariboo Regional District’s waste management supervisor Tera Grady, also contacted Deakin.

“They have a contractor, Ian Hicks, who volunteered to donate his machine and his own time and Dan from Central Cariboo Disposal was going to bring a truck and a big roll-in bin,” Deakin said.

Deakin went back to the site on Sunday and hauled most of the garbage closer to the road where he left it in piles.

If the snow melts off, the plan is to have the cleanup completed next weekend, he said.

“It’s all kind of dependent on the weather. If we get another two or six inches of snow this week it would be quite difficult to get it all done.”

As for the quick response, Deakin said he is grateful.

“It was great,” he said. “I am going back this afternoon to flag the areas where the garbage is piled because with the sheet metal in the mix it is dangerous.”

Sending out a big thank you for all the help, Deakin said if the cleanup doesn’t happen in its entirety this weekend, he is sure it will once the snow melts.

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