'I’ve found syringes there … condoms’: People concerned, fed up with littering in Lynchburg shopping center

Trail of trash fills wooded area near the Old Forest Road Walmart

LYNCHBURG, Va. – “My dog loves it, so he drags me to it every single time,” Bunny Goodjohn, concerned citizen, said.

Every few months, the smell of trash attracts Goodjohn’s dog whenever they walk the parking lot of the Walmart on Old Forest Road.

“I think because they’ve cleared out this area and cut the grass. It just looks a whole lot worse now. But the trash is the same all year whether it’s the summer or in the winter,” Goodjohn said.

Goodjohn and others can’t help but notice the trash trail left in the woods behind the guardrails.

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You can see plastic bags tangled in branches, paper, water bottles, soda cans, clothes and shattered bowls.

“Obviously, I kind of don’t go over here because it’s so trashy. I don’t want the dog to get sick or hurt, but if you actually walk out into the areas of the parking lot, where it’s planted, I’ve found syringes there … condoms,” Goodjohn said.

It’s so bad, Goodjohn took her concerns to Facebook.