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Old 04-12-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: N. Ga
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HHmmm... from a traveling point...

Cleanest: Wisconsin.. by a mile. Followed by Nebraska and Iowa.

Worst: Mississippi. Yea, it's not too bad around the interstates, but get off the beaten path and it's trash city. In NE MS I couldn't figure out why everyone had these big metal container basket like looking things right beside their driveway out at the road. It was their trash container's. Ugh...

New Mexico: Certain parts (ABQ) were actually pretty clean.. but once again.. get away from the interstate.. Trash... blowing trash... I thought Farmington was one of the worst places I'd ever seen as far as trash...

Georgia: The northern section of GA in the mountains is absolutely beautiful. Problem isn't trash per say, as much as it is junk... usually piled up by an old house somewhere. Some people think it adds to the charm... I say it would be much better to see the trees and mountains and the natural beauty...

Personally, I wouldn't even throw an apple core out of my car window... what's so hard about waiting to throw your trash out at the next gas station trash container?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: MS Coast
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Dirtiest: PA...especially Philly. MS, most anywhere in the state is filthy. How anyone on here could say MS is clean
must either be blind, or have a very unusual idea of what clean is. The South, in general,
is dirty...what do you think the nickname "The Dirty South" is in reference to?
Cleanest: WI...could practically eat off there streets, I guess high taxes are good for something.

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Out of the places I've been to, Faker County and the whole surrounding area of Northern Virginia was the cleanest.

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MS, most anywhere in the state is filthy. How anyone on here could say MS is clean
must either be blind, or have a very unusual idea of what clean is. The South, in general,
is dirty...what do you think the nickname "The Dirty South" is in reference to?
I'm in the South too and agree with you about MS some areas of this region. But there are a couple of gems out there that are very clean and well kept. I live in such a town.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I was helping a co-working move his family's stuff down here to Cincinnati last weekend from Pittsburgh and I was shocked how dirty it was. Trash littered the parkway, and heading up along The Waterfront through Munhall (which is depressing enough), and then back up on top of Mount Washington. I was suprised. Now, it is spring and all that snow melted and you have all that trash from winter, but it was suprising.

About three weeks ago I was in Oklahoma in OKC and Tulsa, and was suprised by how much trash was along the freeways and out in the rural areas.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Jackson, TN
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I'm surprised that TN performs below average. I find my home state to be very clean with interstates in good and smooth condition.

Cleanest States:

Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, Colorado, and most of New England

Dirtiest States:

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, and New Jersey
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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SE Pennsylvania hands down. When I lived in Philadelphia I would clean my street twice a week. Within hours it was covered in trash again and would be amazed/disgusted at how much it didn't bother anyone. Now that I'm living in Central Florida, it's more a novelty to see any litter on the ground.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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25 years ago when Texas started it's massive anti-litter campaign, a lot of non-Texans mistakenly thought these signs http://godfoodwine.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dont.jpg
were just more blowhard, ten gallon hat braggin'

Little did they know that it was a very effective anti-litter campaign that aroused immediate interest & support, especially when the TV ads used state celebrities to "hawk" the message. In just 4 years the amount of roadside litter dropped by 70%.

The Adopt-a-Highway program has also been very effective as has the use of free "community service" labor (people working off sentences for minor crimes).

Of course there are still some places that still get nasty and a lot of trashy yards here & there. After all, it's a relatively free country, and many citizens have no pride in themselves and their surroundings.

Texas also has an annual litter cleanup program for our 600 miles of beaches by the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1988 over 350,000 citizens have volunteered to pick up more than 7,500 tons of litter that has floated ashore or left behind by tourist slobs.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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America's Dirtiest States--listed "WORST" in 2011 American State Litter Scorecard
1 Kentucky
2 Louisiana
3 Mississippi
3 Nevada
5 Alabama
6 Indiana
7 Georgia
7 Illinois
7 Oklahoma
10 Montana
10 North Dakota
10 Texas
see America's Dirtiest States
By far, the Deep South, from Georgia to Texas, has most Dirtiest states, followed by the lower Midwest south & east of Chicago.
It's really good to not see California on that list
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the Eastern Seaboard.......
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Looks like some folks no longer have pride or care for the environment.
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