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Old 03-08-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Driving around Charlotte today, mostly on I-77 down towards 485 and Tyvola area it seems as if the high winds are just magnifying the trash problem we have in this area. It's amazing to me that we can't do something about the amount of trash floating around this city. Maybe a campaign or increased vigilance by the public to report offenders would be helpful.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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People willing to pick it up would help as well.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Driving around Charlotte today, mostly on I-77 down towards 485 and Tyvola area it seems as if the high winds are just magnifying the trash problem we have in this area. It's amazing to me that we can't do something about the amount of trash floating around this city. Maybe a campaign or increased vigilance by the public to report offenders would be helpful.
I just wish people would take personal responsibility and not litter in the first place. People who trash up our environment on purpose are trashy themselves in my book!
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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I think littering fines should be increased to a minimum of $10,000 and automatic 24 hour jail time.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I noticed this the other night before the thunderstorms. The news had been talking about it for days and many of my neighbors put out their recycling bins at 5pm that night. Sure enough most of them tipped over and the trash ended up all over the place.

People just need to think.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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EXACTLY!!! Just thinking is the best solution. I see those trash trucks with stuff blowing out of them all the time. People putting stuff in the back of pickup trucks unsecured is another thing I see.

What are the prisoners doing? Can't we put them on trash patrol? Maybe we can bring back chain gangs.
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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EXACTLY!!! Just thinking is the best solution. I see those trash trucks with stuff blowing out of them all the time. People putting stuff in the back of pickup trucks unsecured is another thing I see.

What are the prisoners doing? Can't we put them on trash patrol? Maybe we can bring back chain gangs.
Actually, some counties are using prisoners to clean up the roads/ medians. I think it is a worthwhile use of manpower.

I never see people tossing trash out of vehicles. Have not seen that in maybe what - 25 years? Has anyone else? Do people do all the "secret dumping" from car windows at nite? And why? I just don't understand it at all.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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And why? I just don't understand it at all.
Because they are stupid &/or ignorant.
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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I never see people tossing trash out of vehicles. Have not seen that in maybe what - 25 years?
I see smokers toss their finished cigarettes out the window all the time.....funny how the culprits don't consider it 'trash'.

Chewing gum and candy wrappers also don't appear to count as trash to some people

It's all well and good that fines can be imposed, but when was the last time you heard or saw of someone getting one?
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Old 03-08-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My trashcans have been blown over on the ground all day. No trash escaped.
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