Smell of human waste frustrates JMC Ranch neighbors

- Neighbors say the situation stinks. People who live near JMC Ranch say what’s being dumped on the property is driving them up a wall: human waste.

“I came down here to retire and enjoy the sunshine, but with the smell, you can’t even be outside. It will chase you in,” said Roger Kitzmiller.

Kitzmiller says recently several trucks a day have been dumping their loads there.

Kelly Ready, who manages Green Acres Mobile Home Park, says the smell is affecting business.

“We have had a few residents leave because they just couldn’t take the smell,” she told FOX 13. She also says its almost impossible to rent a unit on a day that the wind is blowing towards the park.

It is legal to dump human waste on large pieces of property under certain conditions. The operation has to be permitted, and the product being dumped has been treated with lime. It also should be smell-free.

A complaint has been filed against JMC. The DEP is investigating but so far the results have been "inconclusive."

In the meantime, neighbors are just going to have to hold their breath and hope for the best.

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