LETTER: A Carbonear call-out to litter louts

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Newfoundland made the national news this week for two reasons: dead whales and indiscriminate dumping in wooded areas around St John's.

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Neither very desirable but we can't prevent tragedies like the one on the west coast.

Garbage, however, is another issue that just seems to be getting worse and worse and we don't need hidden cameras to find it.

I just checked my mail box, which is on Lower South Side Road. The number of flyers and other litter lying around was the worst I have ever seen it. It is fresh garbage, too, not litter covered by snow and just surfacing. There is no excuse for either.

We have a paper recycling program in Carbonear. Take your flyers home and put them in your blue bag. If you are too lazy to do that let's at least get a garbage bin in the area so you can dispose of them properly.

The papers on the ground today probably won't stay there for long. The wind will redistribute them perhaps with a bit of luck in your garden but more likely in the garden of someone who doesn't drop litter.

Unfortunately, this is not the only area in town with litter problems. You can look just about anywhere in Carbonear and see plastic bags hanging from trees, shopping carts in ditches, coffee cups and other fast food waste lying in parking lots or tossed indiscriminately out of car windows. That's just some of the garbage left lying around.

Please people, take some pride in your town and yourselves. Stop being litter louts.

— Corinne Wright writes from Carbonear

Geographic location: Carbonear, Lower South Side Road

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  • Uncle Dolf
    May 24, 2014 - 11:05

    Right outside our door here in CBS a construction crew worked last week. Guys just threw their empty plastic bottles on the ground. Some clowns will never get it.

  • Gene Pardy
    May 07, 2014 - 11:47

    Hi I feel that there is a lot of garbage thrown around the streets. However, city council has to get is act together. While there are public garbage containers in some parts of St. John's they are only emptied when someone calls and complains that they are overflowing with garbage. This is especially true in the Winter.