POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 6:13pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 2:08pm
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation's freedom, relax, and enjoy some fireworks.
But when a scenic spot becomes a trash dump... Should something be done to stop it?
And whose responsibility is it to clean it up?
"It has been an on going problem out here," said "And the city somehow cannot stop this activity cause they'd rather just have to pay people to come out here and clean it up rather than just control it."
Managing Director of Utilities and Public Works Gregory Morgan says that both littering and the use of fireworks are illegal at the Lake, but there's not much they can do.
"Sometimes it becomes so overwhelming that it's not practical to enforce," Morgan said."People continue to use fireworks and we do have a cleanup problem."
One East Texan wasn't shy to share her opinion on the mess.
"It's disgusting," said Finch. "It's ridiculous that people can't clean up after themselves. That they would do this to such a nice area."
But some people who live right around the Lake didn't seem to mind the remnant left behind.
"There's always trash from the fireworks," said Hans Vercruysse. "But they always pick it up pretty quickly."