WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Members of the Warwick Public Works are working to clean up a lingering trash pile on the beach ahead of July 4th weekend celebrations.
In recent years, the beach area has become a dumping ground for mattresses, empty bottles and paint cans. This rubbish is then used for bonfires over the holiday weekend.
Warwick’s Public Works Director, David Picozzi, said this is debris that should not be burned.
In years past, the department was not as strict with restrictions. But now, they are cracking down.
“We’re trying to nip it in the bud this year and get it done early,” Picozzi said.
Al Box of Warwick said he has a message to the community.
“We have a compost facility down the street. If you’re from Warwick you can go dump your stuff over there.”
Even though there’s a sign threatening a $300 fine, the trash keeps coming back.