An estimated 980 lbs. was picked up from an illegal dump site Thursday afternoon outside of the Diboll city limits.
The empty case of beer hanging from a tree branch on Pine Forest road is only the beginning of the problem on the short dirt road.
"The sheriff called and said he located this and then the constable called and said he had a complainant for it as well," Angelina County Environmental Detective Donald Carroll said. "Based on what we know, it has been here from 6 p.m on Wednesday to 7 a.m. this morning is when it was dumped."
The dump site including everything from mattresses and furniture, all the way down to small containers of oil and beer cans.
"Anything over 5 lbs can be arrestable," Carroll said. "We are looking at a class A misdemeanor."
The county used a work crew of 5 inmates and a supervisor to pick up the trash. The inmates worked knowing they were making a difference.
"It really makes you think twice about throwing something out the window instead of putting it in it's proper place which would be a trash can or dumpster," inmate Alanzo Maxie said. "It just shows how small minded people can be. Coming back to the same spot, dumping litter."
Carroll said his department is working more cases than usual and contributes some of it to the burn ban.
"People just can't burn right now so instead of going to the dump, they will just leave it here.
Carroll was able to lift a small finger print from a metal surface. Carroll said the print will be taken to a crime lab. Anyone with any reports of illegal dumping is asked to call the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.