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Trash talk

The other day I was coming home up Highway 49, and I became aware of the trash along side of the road. Now I am not talking about plastic bags hanging from trees and fences, that is another issue.

Trash — cups, bottles, cans, paper bags, paper, socks, sofa cushions, trash bags full of trash, building materials you name it — it was on the side of the road Now I understand that things can blow out windows and you have no control of that, but come on people, cover and tie down your load.

Then I turned on to Combie Road and it got worse. Hardly a mile went by without visible trash. In the past few months my husband and I have traveled to Texas and Florida. We drove on freeways and country roads and you know what we did not see? Trash. I don’t know if these states have stricter littering laws or if they are just enforced or if the people simply have a greater sense of pride in their state.



Can’t we do as much as them? Pick up after yourself, and keep your trash contained.

Susan Perry




Grass Valley


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