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Old 03-03-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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CLEANEST

1. Idaho
2. Utah
3. Wyoming
4. North Carolina
5. Virginia

DIRTIEST

1. New Jersey
2. Pennsylvania
3. California
4. Florida
5. New York (I've only been to NYC so its skewed)
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Originally Posted by jessemh431 View Post
Moderator cut: off topic remark
Haven't been to enough states to really say, but from what I've seen, I'll post by city or area:

Cleanest
  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Upstate NY
  3. Honolulu
Dirtiest
  1. Vegas
  2. Vegas
  3. Vegas
  4. Vegas
  5. Vegas
  6. SoCal
  7. DC
Really? Vegas is one of the cleanest I've been to!!!!!!!

CITIES LIST

CLEANEST
1. Boise, Idaho
2. Salt Lake City
3. Las Vegas
4. Raleigh

DIRTIEST

1. New York City
2. Philadelphia
3. Baltimore
4. Oakland, California (trash was everywhere, the BART subway system was nasty, smelling and litter all over the platforms and trains, streets had lots of litter and graffiti)

5. Newark
6. Atlantic City (stray cats live under the Boardwalk eating trash)
7. Miami
8. Washington, D.C.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Cleanest:
Mississippi
Colorado
Wisconsin
Vermont

Dirtiest:
Georgia
California
Florida
New Jersey
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:23 AM
 
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Litter has been a pet peeve of mine since as long as I can remember. I HATE litter and the inconsiderate slobs who do it. There is so much natural beauty in all of the states and so much of it is ruined by the crap that people toss out their windows.

Yikes....don't get me started. I delivered a speach in one of my college courses (years back) on persuading people not to litter......I got a standing ovation. I have picked up trash that I see others throw out and give them a look that hopefully makes them feel stupid.

I've been through a lot of states and I have noticed litter in most states some being way worse than others. Two states that did impress me as clean are VA and WI. I was most shocked at the litter in WA state. It's certainly not the worst I've seen but being that it is such an environmentally conscious place, I didn't expect it. I recently went for a walk on a beautiful trail only to find a ton of cigarette butts among other litter. What's up with this? It's bad enough when you see tons of trash in backyards all over....but when they start to leave a mess in a public park....there is no excuse.

The fines for littering should be better enforced.....if we are going towards being a greener country....this would be a good place to start. The end.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Northwest CT
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I used to travel along 84/684 daily from Ridgebury, CT to White Plains and never saw an abundance of litter.
I think you're mixing up Danbury and Ridgefield...no such thing as Ridgebury.

Anyway, I always considered Upstate NY to be anything north of Westchester.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Cleanest city I've seen is Lexington, KY and most areas in Northern Virginia as well.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Cleanest:

I noticed that Washington and Minnesota seemed rather clean.

Dirtiest:

Some of the dirtiest places I've been include southside Chicago, Illinois, parts of southeast Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan, New Orleans, Louisiana, much of greater LA, the Bronx, and a few others.

I live in metro Atlanta, and there is quite a contrast in the amount of litter in the white areas of the metro compared to the black areas of the metro. Just telling the truth.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I lived most of my life in Western Pennsylvania.
I moved to Western North Carolina 4 years ago.
Hands down! western North Carolina looks more like a roadside garbage dump than most any of the places I've been to....... It's bad.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:00 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The problem in Kentucky isn't litter - stuff thrown from cars - it's the utter filth of some peoples houses/ trailers. Some people have huge amounts of trash, even old cars and refrigerators everywhere in their yards. A fixture of driving in rural Kentucky is the pattern of beautifully maintained houses/ yards alternating with 'houses' right next door that are basically shacks surrounded by trash heaps.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Cleanest:

#1: VT
#2: WV
#3: RI
#4: Upstate NY
#5: FL

Dirtiest:
#1: LA (the state) The NO and BR areas anyway
#2: Downstate NY (NYC/Nassau Co)
#3: NJ (Hudson/Essex/Union Counties)
#4: DC
#5: MD (Baltimore/DC areas)


This is just by experience.
I've heard the LA area and Atlanta area are pretty dirty when it comes to roadside liter.

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