Driving down Burma Road lately, there's a common site appearing on the roadside — discarded trash.
Empty cardboard beer cases, plastic bags and aluminum soda cans are scattered here and there along the defense highway.
Local resident Dan Force reports that he's seen piles of discarded tires and trash at certain locations on federal Navy land along Burma Road. He shared the photos above as examples of what he has witnessed.
"I began noticing these large items being dumped there a few years ago, not long after the Middletown Transfer Station closed," Force said. "I've informed the Portsmouth town administrator annually about the problem. Each time, he has advised me that it is federal/Navy property and thereby not the town's responsibility.
"...I'm afraid that if something isn't done about this, whoever is doing it will continue to do it because it's an easy place to dump illegally. It's remote and seldom traveled at night. Beside the legalities of it, it's absolutely disgusting and making an otherwise very scenic area unsightly."
Have you seen any dump sites or piles of roadside trash like what is seen in the pictures above?