Illegal dumpsites still litter VirginiaI often listen to people complaining about the prospect of an unsightly cell tower or a monstrous windmill being constructed on some hillside near their homes and I wonder if they're blind to all the garbage strewn around the area.
Angie Arms, Richlands News-Press
RICHLANDS - With millions spent on advertising to keep litter in Virginia in check and two public garbage collection centers open in Tazewell County, not everyone’s getting the message that littering is illegal.
Shane Barton OSM/VISTA worker with the Upper Tennessee River Round Table, keeps busy these days inventorying illegal dumpsites along with the types of garbage they contain and how difficult is will be to clean up those dumps. (link)
Even along the abandoned stretch of Raleigh Grayson Turnpike that runs by my property, I find myself occasionally gathering up discarded beer cans, potato chip bags, and cigarette packs.
The thought crosses my mind that if the people who complain were as passionate about garbage as they are about technological "eyesores," maybe there'd be no garbage littering the countryside.
Just a thought.