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Old 02-28-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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I too am astonished by all the littering on the highways. I am from Cleveland, Ohio and have never, ever seen trash littering the highways as I do here. There are laws in Ohio for littering and they have signs all down the highways, and it is strictly enforced. It is really an embarressment to this city. My relatives that come to visit are really starting to think that this area is dirty because of all the trash they see.
You will indeed see it everywhere,the laws here are pathetic,and they are not enforced.IMO there seems to be many people here that just don't care.The standard answer is,....we'll if you don't like it here move back...This state is indeed the worst I've ever seen also.Congrats to saluki,and her team for doing such a great job.The prisoner program does not work.period.You need a combo.of strict,enforced laws,and a DOT program dealing specifically for litter.A bottle redemtion would help as well.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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bottle redemptions are a pain in the butt. normal people recycle anyways, and people dont start just to get a few cents back. they need enforced $1000 fines for any littering that isnt a piece of gum or a cigarette butt. that would bring money and results...
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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They do work (especially in this economy), but I agree that's not the only answer, and I'd love to see humongous fines.

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bottle redemptions are a pain in the butt. normal people recycle anyways, and people dont start just to get a few cents back. they need enforced $1000 fines for any littering that isnt a piece of gum or a cigarette butt. that would bring money and results...
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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What makes anyone think that its the people moving here that are doing it??
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Because the litter wasn't an issue a few years ago. And, as I said, because there has been a huge influx of people from a culture where littering is accepted. It's just PART of it, not all of it.

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What makes anyone think that its the people moving here that are doing it??
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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It would be nice if there was a Website where organizations that have claimed blocks would post those locations and their contact people. Maybe that way people would know who to contact to volunteer. Just a thought. Maybe DOT could provide space on their website
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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What makes anyone think that its the people moving here that are doing it??
Ironic you should ask that.Because of my obsession with litter,I've noticed that the cleanest places are where all the transplants seem to be located.In and around heritage is spotless.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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Recently there was a litter thread discussing who was at fault and what would or wouldn't work. This thread was different. It began with a "Let's do something helpful" attitude. Now it is becoming a repeat.

The "Let's complain and analyze" thread is here: I used to think NJ was the Garbage State
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Again, I'm not interested in playing the blame game, but encouraging people to get out and be a part of the solution..even if it means getting out on a walk one day a week with a trash bag and picking up litter.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Again, I'm not interested in playing the blame game, but encouraging people to get out and be a part of the solution..even if it means getting out on a walk one day a week with a trash bag and picking up litter.
Thank you Saluki. I am by no means a young individual but I take my walks with bags in hand to pick up litter. I got the idea from seeing a young lady jogging down the street, bag in hand, running and scooping up garbage as she went. Since I have started I have seen several others doing the same.

From what I've been able to gather, the Department of Transportation used to have a department specifically for road, city/county/state land clean up. It is my understanding that section of DOT was dismantled on a city, county and state level starting several years ago.

How hard is it for most of you complainers to get out there with a couple of bags, a pair of gloves and pick up some trash? I know, it's so much easier to sit in front of a computer, point fingers and try and complain it away.
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