Report: Salad for sale in Calhoun County; tons of lettuce kits found by the roadside | Crime & Courts
A California trucking company is facing a fine after one of its drivers allegedly dumped 1.17 tons of salad dressing kits in Calhoun County on Nov.
A concerned resident said he saw a tractor-trailer parked and side salads scattered along Old Sandy Run Road just after 4 p.m.
MON SRA Transport of Modesto, California, is currently facing a $1,000 fine for allegedly illegally dumping more than £500. Calhoun County officials also plan to charge the company for resources used to clean up the scene.
The total amount of the fine and bill is $3,053.86.
A Calhoun County bill says it took six employees, working $25 an hour, to clear the litter-filled lettuce.
The bill also billed the shipping company $74.29 in trash bags, the cost to mail a certified letter, and the distance traveled to ship the lettuce.
A spokesman for the transport company said the driver was “very, very sorry about that”.
She said the driver claimed he delivered a truck to one location, but those unloading the truck at the previous destination left several pallets of bagged salad kits in the trailer.
He is said to have told her he had tried to call a website where he could dispose of the salad kit, but was unable to contact anyone.
“The dump has been closed. He threw all the boxes over there,” she said.
The driver allegedly told her he was late to another pickup location to line up. She said he was a new driver.
A court date is set for January 13, 2022 before a Calhoun County judge.
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