Steubenville’s Third Ward Councilman Eric Timmons posted pictures on his Facebook page of abandoned junk and furniture that has been piling up on the corner of Pennsylvania and McDowell Avenue.

The post was also a dare, or a challenge to the sanitation department. He said in the post that if this junk isn’t cleaned up or taken away by next Monday, he would drop it off in front of the Steubenville Municipal Building.

Timmons said that as a deterrent, policy is in place that would normally prevent rogue volunteerism like hauling the junk away would just encourage more junk. He hopes that some more immediate action can be taken here in the LaBelle neighborhood.