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Old 02-26-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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I have often read about the tourism industry in Georgia being the second largest in the state behind agriculture. Lately I have seen an unbelievable amount of litter on our roadways. What kind of an impact does this have on out-of-staters who pass through? To me, it is an embarrassment for my home state. Whats the problem here?
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Soultions:

*Cry about it on teh internets
*Volunteer for a road beautification project (maybe recruit members of your job or church to adopt a roadway?)

Pick one.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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OKay....Picking it up doesn't solve the problem of how it got there. Just trying to raise awareness perhaps?
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I agree, I get disgusted with the trash thrown out on the side of the road. I currently live in NE GA on a dirt road and at least 3-4 times a month someone drives by and dumps their garbage on my road

We recently got a Kroger shoping center in Jefferson and now the amount of trash on the side of the road around the area is offensive.

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Picking it up doesn't solve the problem of how it got there
This is too true, I just don't understand the mentality of someone throwing their stuff out the window. I was born and raised in Oregon...you won't see that happening there, at least not while I was living there. We took PRIDE in our state and our suroundings and would never think of throwing our trash out of the car as we drive along.

It's one of the many reasons I've come to hate living in GA and pray for the day the real estate market comes back so I can get out of here
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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I have often read about the tourism industry in Georgia being the second largest in the state behind agriculture. Lately I have seen an unbelievable amount of litter on our roadways. What kind of an impact does this have on out-of-staters who pass through? To me, it is an embarrassment for my home state. Whats the problem here?

Litters in every state and we probally need a better trash and recycling program. But when It comes to Tourism who cares screw them. Forget Tourism and lets focus on getting better industry.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Litters in every state and we probally need a better trash and recycling program. But when It comes to Tourism who cares screw them. Forget Tourism and lets focus on getting better industry.
If tourism is the second biggest industry in Georgia, this means it provides the second most amount of MONEY into our state capitol. It's important. Besides, we need that money to attract better industry. What we need is for Georgians who take pride in thier state (which I would say is most) to make an effort to discourage others from littering, and to not litter themselves. I read an article written from an independant study group that the state hired to assess Georgia's litter problem. 65% of litter in Georgia is negligent litter, meaning it comes from the back of pickup-trucks and trailers as they fly down the highway. Our deliberate litter rates were actually the lowest of any of the states this company had assessed. Those other states included Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and New York. There should be a better public education program on putting litter in pick-up beds, as well as making it more of a state pride issue. There just hasn't been a big focus on it yet.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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OKay....Picking it up doesn't solve the problem of how it got there.
Maybe. I think people are more likely to litter if they already see a bunch of trash there and feel like no one will even notice it though.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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I'm reviving this thread because between 9am and 10am this morning someone pulled into the bottom of my driveway (can't see it from my house) and dumped a bunch of garbage

I did call 911 and they sent out some marshals but nothing will come of it and now I have to clean up the mess.

I do not understand this mentality of lack of respect for others and the earth. I was so mad that I could hardly function today.

Oh and how can I pin point the time. A neighbor came over to pick up my tractor to take it to get the blades sharpened at 9 and it wasn't there and at 10 I headed out to Wally world and the mess was there.

I'm so sick of Georgia and their attitudes, I wish I could move so anyone wanting 10 acres in Jackson county please pm.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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I'm reviving this thread because between 9am and 10am this morning someone pulled into the bottom of my driveway (can't see it from my house) and dumped a bunch of garbage

I did call 911 and they sent out some marshals but nothing will come of it and now I have to clean up the mess.

I do not understand this mentality of lack of respect for others and the earth. I was so mad that I could hardly function today.

Oh and how can I pin point the time. A neighbor came over to pick up my tractor to take it to get the blades sharpened at 9 and it wasn't there and at 10 I headed out to Wally world and the mess was there.

I'm so sick of Georgia and their attitudes, I wish I could move so anyone wanting 10 acres in Jackson county please pm.
Do you live down an unpaved dirt in the middle of the woods, as what you're describing sounds what is sometimes common alongside dirt roads. That's not to excuse it, only to point out that I don't see any major dumping alongside paved roads.

By the way, I guarantee you that you could find the same type of littering along an out-of-the-way rural stretch of road in Oregon.
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