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Old 02-06-2013, 01:39 AM
 
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I walk about five miles a day, and you'd be surprised how often I find money amongst that roadside trash - a dollar bill here and there, but a couple of times I found a fiver, and once I found a twenty!
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Not much litter, but the park in the middle of town is used as a snow dump in the winter, and there's always a decent amount of junk in there when it melts. Just stuff that got swept up by the plows. And lots of dog poop.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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When living in Helena Montana I would see plastic bottles filled with a yellow liquid along the sides of I-15.

I later found out that many truckers use a plastic bottle to urinate in in order to avoid stopping.

Once filled they simply throw it out the window
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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It's terrible here in NC. Last week there was a couch cushion in front of my mail box and it was water soaked, so I'm sure it didn't fly out of a truck. There is always trash in my yard.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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There's not enough traffic around here to create trash. We have maybe two or three cars that may go by the house each day and one of those is the postman. And after August 1st, even the postman won't be by on Saturday.

Every now and then I may see a tumbleweed rolling through from the direction of Lubbock to the SW with a plastic grocery bag twisted into it but, for the most part, it's pretty clean around here.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Gulf coast of Mississippi is the worst I've ever seen for trash. Seems like everyone has a rusty junk car or two in their yards as well. After Katrina there were several editorials chewing the natives out for continuing to litter and be disgusting slobs when people from out of state were coming down to help the cleanup. I've never seen anything like it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Very clean around my area usually. When the Summer pigs come up on vacation we get a little more stuff on the side of the road, but not very much. I'll agree with the gulf coast area of LA and MS. I was sure the signs were threatening fines if you did NOT throw garbage out your window .
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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On a side note: why is it that 98% of beer cans/bottles along the roadside are either Coors or some form of Bud?

Half the beer people in my County drink some kinda microbew, as a point of information. Yet...

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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We have a remote off-grid cabin in the mountains on the high road to Taos in New Mexico. The trash is horrible along the highway, but used to be worse. Now they require home owners to have trash pick up so there isn't the dumping trash in the arroyos that there used to be.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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When living in Helena Montana I would see plastic bottles filled with a yellow liquid along the sides of I-15.

I later found out that many truckers use a plastic bottle to urinate in in order to avoid stopping.

Once filled they simply throw it out the window
That is beyond disgusting; I just don't understand the laziness of people. Put the dang bottles in a bag and throw them in a dumpster at the next truck stop.
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