Letters to the editor: Most litter can be prevented with just a little thought

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By The Staff

As I was driving to Frankfort one Sunday afternoon, May 17, I saw two groups of dedicated people picking up trash on the side of the road.

I would like to say a huge thank-you to those people for caring enough to take the time to help make our country a better place for everyone. I’m sure that they were not the ones who put the trash there, but yet they took the time to clean it up.

A few years ago, I was able to pick up trash myself (not able anymore). But I noticed that there would always be a lot of ice bags. I think that this was not always intentional littering but when people would stop to get ice for a cooler in the back of their trucks, they would likely throw the empty bag into the back of their truck and drive off.

Many times, this empty bag would blow out and end up on the side of the road for others to pick up. Accidental? Maybe. Careless? Yes.

Sadly, however, most of the time litter ends up on our roadsides because some lazy, good-for-nothing individual throws it out on purpose as they drive down the road.

Please stop littering. It messes up our beautiful roadsides and causes work for others when they could be doing something else.

Also, if you get ice, please remember to throw the bag away. Don’t just throw it in the back of your truck. It will likely end up on the side of the road.

Rex Stafford