Cleaning Up Millersburg's Trailer Graveyard
Hoyt plans to cleanup the area for a housing development.
"I've got a guy, he's going come in, mow it all, knock down the brush and scrub trees, re-seed it all and make it nice and clean. It'll look like a park," he explained. "The land is split up into three lots already."
Hoyt hauls away two dumpsters of trash each week, but it costs him $300 per dumpster.
"When I bought it, I figured I'd get a lot more back," he admitted. "I figured I'd recoup a lot more than I did. I figured I'd get a lot more out of the metal."
However, lower steel prices have cut his profits in half.
"The longer it takes me, the cheaper it's getting," Hoyt added, although he still believes he did the right thing when he bought the land.
"Residents were very happy, government officials, I was told, were very happy," he explained. "Neighbors would come by and say, 'Oh, we're so glad someone's doing something with this!'"
So, maybe next Halloween will be a treat for nearby residents who won't have to look at Millersburg's trailer graveyard.
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