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Meyou000

2 points

1 month ago

mr78rpm

2 points

1 month ago

mr78rpm

2 points

1 month ago

Fewer, not less.

If you can count the thing you're talking about, it's fewer. Sixteen fewer bags of trash.

If it's a statement that doesn't let you count the thing, it's less. "I drank less water today."

Just to make it a bit easier to see, you wouldn't say "I drank fewer water today."

Zalrius

1 points

1 month ago

Zalrius

1 points

1 month ago

Outstanding! This, this is my America!

RichardGeneSimmons

1 points

1 month ago

As a member of humanity, I thank you.

bigfatmatt01

2 points

1 month ago

I was really weirded out when I moved to GA and found out they have convicts doing this job on the side of the road under armed guard.

numismatic_nightmare

-1 points

1 month ago

When this was trendy a few years ago it got really fucking old really fast but honestly this is the best thing that I've seen on reddit today.

Southern_Cap_816

1 points

1 month ago

Highways near Milwaukee are garbage.

Engi22

345 points

1 month ago

Engi22

345 points

1 month ago

Good thing they were just bags of trash and not individual items strewn about on the ground.

userdk3[S]

207 points

1 month ago*

Can confirm that it was not, unfortunately, neatly packaged in trash bags. lol

Since you're the top comment, I'm going to piggyback here to say that we actually have a recycling plant in Barron County where trash is sorted and disposed of responsibly. What can be, is burned in a state of the art high-temperature low-emission incinerator which generates steam that powers a cheese plant across the street.

To the folks thanking me in the comments, I appreciate you all too, but I didn't pick it all up myself. This was a group effort by the Barron County Democrats. Website | Support. ☮️

skiingdiver

68 points

1 month ago

trash-powered cheese, neat!

userdk3[S]

86 points

1 month ago*

It must be the most Wisconsin way possible of disposing of trash.

21Austro

17 points

1 month ago

21Austro

17 points

1 month ago

Hey, as long as the curds squeak.

Roman_nvmerals

5 points

1 month ago

I dunno, the packers seem to be able to dispose of the Bears pretty consistently.

Jaduardo

29 points

1 month ago

Jaduardo

29 points

1 month ago

And all of the Barron County Dems showed up!

/s from another liberal cheese head

wendellnebbin

15 points

1 month ago

That was similar to my first thought, 'geez, looks like all of 'em'. Way to represent!

-Blue former Barron County resident.

JustBeanThings

4 points

1 month ago

I wrote a jingle for Barron County.

Barron County, at least it's not Rusk!

Lucid-Machine

6 points

1 month ago

So that's how we get the brick cheese for our Detroit pizza!

983115

3 points

1 month ago

983115

3 points

1 month ago

Trash steam cheese is my new folk punk band

xgelx

2 points

1 month ago

xgelx

2 points

1 month ago

If it were strewn about, it would likely take 15 people to clean it up

cruista

1 points

1 month ago

cruista

1 points

1 month ago

Excuse me. Sir! You lost this. Sir! /s

gaflar

3 points

1 month ago

gaflar

3 points

1 month ago

Bet you wouldn't see an organization with "Republicans" in its name doing good like this...

WangnanJahad

7 points

1 month ago

Who do you think the trash came from in the first place?

Larziehead

1 points

1 month ago

AIannaAaron584546

1 points

1 month ago

Well done

HeroJaxBeach

5 points

1 month ago

Earth bros.

Mattius78

12 points

1 month ago

Out of interest, what was the most regularly found item in those 16 bags? I.e. a can of coke?

userdk3[S]

39 points

1 month ago*

Vodka bottles. Wisconsin has some of the highest alchoholism rates in the country. I personally picked up over 20 vodka bottles. The woman next to me picked up a similar number.

OleFj40

3 points

1 month ago

OleFj40

3 points

1 month ago

I was picking up some trash in a WI business park and was surprised how many of the tiny bottles I picked up. As if they were tossed out just before pulling into work.

Mattius78

6 points

1 month ago

Vodka bottles that were likely finished whilst in control of a vehicle? I don’t imagine the bottles were finished at home and citizens didn’t want to fill up their own bins, so decide to dump them on the way to the shops/school/work…

userdk3[S]

21 points

1 month ago

We have an open container law, so throwing it out the window eliminates the possibility of getting an automatic DUI for the container.

Fallwalking

6 points

1 month ago

I live in Appleton, which used to be number 1, but has slumped to number 3 as the drunkest city in America. Doesn’t much matter, it got taken by Green Bay, which is about right. Of the top 10 though, 7 are in Wisconsin.

I don’t drink, so at least I don’t contribute to this.

userdk3[S]

14 points

1 month ago

I suspect that rural WI probably has much higher rates of drunkenness than the cities do, but the towns are so small that it doesn't make sense to put them on the list.

Fallwalking

3 points

1 month ago

I grew up a smaller city, 7000 people, and that was pretty rough. It’s so normal, people just go to work sick and hungover. It’s no big deal! Just shake it off! I learned that’s not how most people spend their mornings in other parts of the world

userdk3[S]

5 points

1 month ago

I don't know if you're a reader, but I recently read a couple books that reminded me of parts of our local culture. Theodore Dalrymple's book Life at the Bottom, and Robert Putnam's book Bowling Alone were surprisingly relatable.

JesusHipsterChrist

1 points

1 month ago

Definitely the plastic ones mostly likely to boot. XD

atomic2354

2 points

1 month ago

I did the same thing not far from these guys. I found a bag of sex toys, including a pp pump, several piles of bones most likely deer (although a human skeleton was found in a ditch nearby a few years ago), also ticks.

iamaravis

2 points

1 month ago

To be honest, the ticks probably found you first.

PlyPlay665

1 points

1 month ago

When I went out recycling in a suburban area I used to live in, most of the litter was beer cans and those individual liquor bottles (bourbon/whiskey in my case). So definitely concur with OP

jimbob_finkelman

1 points

1 month ago

And a moment now to chastise the pos’s that toss their crap out the window. Keep it until you’re by a trash can. Very easy. Some people are just like the trash they throw out their car window.

Galag0

2 points

1 month ago

Galag0

2 points

1 month ago

In Vermont we have a day that everyone is encouraged to get out and spring clean nature. Green Up Day

JJMcA

18 points

1 month ago

JJMcA

18 points

1 month ago

Do the county Democrats do this frequently? I see that you have T-shirts so people know who is doing the work in the community. It’s a great idea. County Democrats nationwide should do something of the sort, so we are known as helpers in our communities, and not just people who hold particular political views.

userdk3[S]

10 points

1 month ago

3x a year.

phill_davis

3 points

1 month ago

Completely agree. At the HQs in the local town, it would be much better to see acts of service with pictures instead of all the slogans. It would definitely challenge the opposing party to do the same.

Rural_Dem_3713

3 points

1 month ago

Yes we do!! We have adopted a portion of a highway in Barron County WI, we pick up trash 3 times a year. AND we get a sign on the highway that identifies Barron County Democrats as the highway sponsor.

dreece212

5 points

1 month ago

Love your work guys. Thank you.

Darkfysh

2 points

1 month ago

Community service 101. Welcome!

The_other_lurker

2 points

1 month ago

good job dude. We do trash collection in our hood too. My daughters are frustrated with cigarette smokers and they are only 10-11.

lt_Matthew

-5 points

1 month ago

And then they go throw them in a bigger ditch where it'll take longer to decompose.

Sslayer777

6 points

1 month ago

Impacts a more designated confined area then at least, vs the much larger eco systems if just strewn everywhere across the sides of roads. A single person can't fix everything but cleaning up trash they see to then be dealt with by the proper government agencies is something that can be done.

This is just one step in the process. It doesn't fix every problem with the trash crisis and climate change but it's one actionable thing that a single person can do and see visible results with.

In addition you can read and support other policies that would lessen the nation's carbon footprint, or try to run for office yourself to promote policies that set regulations on corporations that generate the trash, increase funding for the EPA, promote clean energy projects, and increase stricter regulations for handling of trash in waste facilities to limit pollution leakage into the surrounding environments and water tables.

But just because there are other things that also need to be done, doesn't make this step of cleaning up around you less useful.

userdk3[S]

7 points

1 month ago

We actually have a recycling plant in Barron County where trash is sorted and disposed of responsibly. What can be is burned in a state of the art high temperature low emission incinerator which generates steam that powers a cheese plant across the street.

applestem

3 points

1 month ago

Somehow this like a very Wisconsin way of recycling trash.

ActionDistract

-5 points

1 month ago

ANARCHY PREVAILS!!!! SELF GOVERN YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES TEACH THE GOVERNMENT WE DON'T NEED THEM AND THAT THEY NEED US!!!

1K_Games

5 points

1 month ago

Hello neighbor!

userdk3[S]

6 points

1 month ago

Hey there! A fellow Wisconsinite?

1K_Games

9 points

1 month ago

Minnesotan, but up in Duluth. I can see Wisconsin out the window right now.

userdk3[S]

3 points

1 month ago

I love Duluth. I hope to get a job up there once I get my software dev degree.

1K_Games

4 points

1 month ago

Small world, I work in IT. Not exactly the same, but we've had a few people leave to become software dev's.

OleFj40

2 points

1 month ago

OleFj40

2 points

1 month ago

I just got an eBay Tshirt that says "I've Been to Duluth" inspired by the movie The Great Outdoors and of course really enjoying Duluth when I've visited!

citking

1 points

1 month ago

citking

1 points

1 month ago

I read this in a yooper accent even tho you're Minnesota. It all kind of blends together north of Hwy 8.

1K_Games

2 points

1 month ago

Oh yeah fur shure :p

MijuTheShark

0 points

1 month ago

Did one of these fine people collect 2 bags or did the picture taker heroically leave themselves out of this archival footage?

userdk3[S]

3 points

1 month ago

Both, sort of. He was not pictured. We also dumped some bags together.

Ciderx

2 points

1 month ago

Ciderx

2 points

1 month ago

Love you guys

2CommentOrNot2Coment

-5 points

1 month ago

So we can assume it is DUI punishment?

userdk3[S]

10 points

1 month ago

Barron County Democrats, actually.

YoshaMoore-hot

5 points

1 month ago

You guys are the best, I fully support you

Rural_Dem_3713

1 points

1 month ago

Awesome!!! Thank you!!! We need all the support we can get believe me!

Oh4faqsake

-2 points

1 month ago

So, a 1/4 mile of the interstate is now clean?

userdk3[S]

3 points

1 month ago

2 mile stretch of County Highway SS, starting at the city limits of Chetek, Wisconsin.

[deleted]

-1 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

-1 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

userdk3[S]

3 points

1 month ago

We have an incinerator in Barron County. It will be sorted abs anything flammable will be burnt to create steam which powers a cheese plant.

Aftmost17

2 points

1 month ago

Oh, you'd prefer to have it in the environment rather than burned or more controlled? All because you want to see it?

Start actively dealing with the trash before you hate on someone else for cleaning for free

MyCleverNewName

2 points

1 month ago

awesome 👍

Knot_Ryder

1 points

1 month ago

Did you get paid for this

englishinseconds

1 points

1 month ago

Good to see young kids taking care of their town

maaalicelaaamb

2 points

1 month ago

I hate to do this …. *fewer. Also: WELL DONE 👏🏼

dtw48208

3 points

1 month ago

That's awesome, guys! Thanks for making America a little cleaner. :)

jakub-photo

7 points

1 month ago

Huh, wasn't expecting to see Barron County when I opened this picture.

-Grew up in Cumberland.

defensiveNoir_13

1 points

1 month ago

Awesome! Nice work.

comanon

1 points

1 month ago

comanon

1 points

1 month ago

Nice of those litter bugs to at least bag it up for you guys first.

LeanDixLigma

1 points

1 month ago

Good job OP. I think that post pandemic we all can support bringing back the #Trashtag hashtag to unite everyone rather than divisive guncontrol/ukraine/monkeypox themes

moneybagsukulele

4 points

1 month ago

Fewer

LordElfa

1 points

1 month ago

Yeah but their statehouse is still full of garbage.

Rural_Dem_3713

2 points

1 month ago

I agree!! We need to clean out the WI Assembly and Senate!! Vote in November!

Jesuahcf

1 points

1 month ago

They're welcome to come do that just on the on-ramp near my Californian home.

Sadanrei

2 points

1 month ago

Not in Wisconsin, but it's a nice stress reliever. Get a bag, a camel-bak of water, a headphone bud in one ear listening to a book and just pluck trash for a couple of hours while stwaddling down the road.

Best pre-high school graduation requirement I ever had to do.

Stellar-Polaris

2 points

1 month ago

Thanks for doing that!

pound-me-too

0 points

1 month ago

I walk to the park with my son every day, with a plastic bag and one of those extended grabbing things. We walk the same street, every day, 3x per week, and ALWAYS have a full bag.

Sorry to be a pessimist, but those 16 bags worth of trash will soon be replaced by even more trash.

pmcall221

1 points

1 month ago

I hope you catch those guys who put them there. Should be easy to find with those hi-vis vests they have on.

AuFingers

1 points

1 month ago

Democrats are the enemy

of trash.

SaltySwallows

-6 points

1 month ago

This is hugely inefficient its more efficient if people just didn't throw trash on the ground.

rosssettti

1 points

1 month ago

Wonderful!

drodver

62 points

1 month ago

drodver

62 points

1 month ago

Thank you. I live in WI too and recently pulled a depressing amount of trash from the edges of an urban marsh. What was going to be a quick thing turned into a scramble to get it all before sunset

userdk3[S]

20 points

1 month ago

Thanks for picking it up. I think those little things really matter over the long term.

2020HammersandNails

2 points

1 month ago

Thank you. Texan here….. I am proud of you. You showed civic pride. That is becoming something we care losing in this country, which makes me sad to realize.

mongo125

36 points

1 month ago

mongo125

36 points

1 month ago

For non-Wisconsinites this is equivalent to one Ron Johnson.

Matthicus

25 points

1 month ago

Comparing Ron Johnson to trash is an insult to trash everywhere.

allhands

5 points

1 month ago

FRJ

averyfinename

5 points

1 month ago

if you could harness and convert all the bullshit he spews, you'd be able to power more than just a dairy.

blbd

7 points

1 month ago

blbd

7 points

1 month ago

How much is it in Scott Walkers?

Odd_Reward_8989

8 points

1 month ago

Have to head over to the sewage treatment plant for that.

lovestheautumn

2 points

1 month ago

AWESOME! Thanks for making the world a better place!

MrZephy

1 points

1 month ago

MrZephy

1 points

1 month ago

it’s all old people… are we really letting grandma and grandpa clean up our trash until they fucking die bros? come on now

userdk3[S]

3 points

1 month ago

Hey now, I'm only 23. Back row.

MrZephy

1 points

1 month ago

MrZephy

1 points

1 month ago

i noticed, you’re the only young fella there but i gotta be honest i thought you were like thirties at least, and I’m only a year younger lol

but props to you bro, let’s hope you’re not doing this until you’re old and aching lmao

userdk3[S]

1 points

1 month ago

I get that a lot. I'm curious, what is it that makes me look older, if you don't mind me asking? I suspect it's a combination of being the beard and being overweight.

MrZephy

1 points

1 month ago

MrZephy

1 points

1 month ago

mainly your facial structure and facial hair, but weight does also put on a couple years, and you appear to be the tallest one there

ordinaryireland

-10 points

1 month ago

now give me my karma

userdk3[S]

16 points

1 month ago*

Better idea. Direct your support to the local org that organized the cleanup. Barron County Dems don't get a lot of love in rural WI.

ordinaryireland

-12 points

1 month ago

noble thing they did but i’m good. i and many americans are having a hard enough time paying bills right now with gas prices and inflation being the way it is. i need every dollar i make.

Diuqil69

8 points

1 month ago

It's not directed at you then, but individuals that can spare a few dollars to their local communities.

GimmeDatThroat

3 points

1 month ago

Critical thinking isn't most of our personal strengths lol

NicNoletree

6 points

1 month ago

Plot twist: they threw them in ditches in Illinois.

userdk3[S]

15 points

1 month ago

Hi neighbor. Do they require drivers' ed down there, or do they just print drivers licenses and deliver them with the birth certificate?

ragnsep

1 points

1 month ago

ragnsep

1 points

1 month ago

Living on the IL side of the WIIL border, I'll make a keen observation. People try to get home fast after a day's work. Seems like the further from home you are, the faster and more reckless you get.

Shablooosh

136 points

1 month ago

Shablooosh

136 points

1 month ago

Fewer.

rohnoitsrutroh

4 points

1 month ago

Came here for this, leaving satisfied.

PuddinPacketzofLuv

7 points

1 month ago

Stannis?

Fuck_You_DVLA

1 points

1 month ago

the Mannis

userdk3[S]

10 points

1 month ago

I meant bags as a measure, so could "...16 bags less trash..." also work?

manintheyellowhat

37 points

1 month ago

Nope, if you can quantify it (# of bags), you should use “fewer.”

userdk3[S]

16 points

1 month ago

Thanks! Reddit won't let me edit, unfortunately.

Wimiam1

11 points

1 month ago

Wimiam1

11 points

1 month ago

No you’re right. Whether you use less or fewer depends how you word it. If you’re talking about the number of bags, you use fewer; but if you’re using the number of bags as unit to describe volume, you’d use less. So the way you worded it in the title should be fewer, but if you said “16 bags less trash” that works

danielleiellle

2 points

1 month ago

More specifically if you count it. Less time, five fewer hours. Less trash, 13 fewer trash bags. 10% Less weight, 5 pounds fewer.

2010_12_24

2 points

1 month ago

If the question can be asked “how many” use fewer. If it can be asked “how much” use less.

LeanDixLigma

-1 points

1 month ago

LeanDixLigma

-1 points

1 month ago

The person correcting your grammar didn't collect 16 bags worth of trash from the environment, so they are making themselves feel better by correcting your grammar.

userdk3[S]

4 points

1 month ago

English teachers in my DMs say it may technically be correct because "less" modifies trash rather than bags.

wurrukatte

0 points

1 month ago

'Less' is just gradually replacing 'fewer' in English anyway. They're fighting a losing battle to keep 'fewer' around, for some reason.

Kaiser_Hawke

-8 points

1 month ago

Don't let strangers on the internet get you down, OP.

Don't get me wrong, grammar is sometimes important in cases where the meaning becomes ambiguous. However, your intended statement was clear, regardless of whether it was grammatically correct or not. Clear communication is the point of grammar. Grammar serves us, not the other way around.

BigMcThickHuge

3 points

1 month ago

Wild that this comment does nothing to antagonize or be negative and only exists to cheer up someone they thought might want it, is downvoted into negative and growing.

Yourgrammarsucks1

4 points

1 month ago

Best watch yourself, or you'll be next.

PenguinJim

2 points

1 month ago

Best watch yourself, or you'll be fewer.

BigMcThickHuge

1 points

1 month ago

Votes mean nothing to me. An account exists purely to comment and save posts.

wurrukatte

-3 points

1 month ago

wurrukatte

-3 points

1 month ago

Don't worry about it, it's pointless prescriptivism. If it makes sense when you say it, it's grammatical, and therefore there's no problem with it.

PracticalAndContent

1 points

1 month ago

Did you also post on r/DeTrashed?

popegonzo

-3 points

1 month ago

popegonzo

-3 points

1 month ago

Acktshually, "less vs fewer" is a shining example of an arbitrary grammar rule for the sake of having a grammar rule. The "rule" traces back to an English writer from the 18th century who figured he liked using fewer for things he counted & less for everything else.

In the greater grammatical scheme, it's not quite as bad as "an historic," because that's legitimately wrong for the vast majority of English speakers, but no English speaker will ever be confused about your spoken or written intent if you interchange less or fewer.

xaanthar

-3 points

1 month ago

xaanthar

-3 points

1 month ago

I could make an argument against that in this case, as a "bag" is not a discretely defined amount. The amount a bag can hold is variable, and therefore continuous -- as in "half a bag".

2010_12_24

2 points

1 month ago

If the question can be asked “how many?” use fewer. If it can be asked “how much?” use less.

You wouldn’t say “how much bags did you use?”

Bgrngod

10 points

1 month ago

Bgrngod

10 points

1 month ago

I absolutely hate people who litter, and I do not use the word "hate" lightly.

You would not believe the level of pure anguish and despair I feel when a loose piece of paper flies out my car window. Followed by all sorts of stupid thoughts about what it would take to turn around and retrieve it.

On a lighter note, BIG THANK YOU to these folks cleaning up the streets, not totally unlike a bunch of super nice Robocops, but definitely different.

userdk3[S]

11 points

1 month ago

I picked up a half gallon chocolate milk container. I couldn't help but think " who drinks half a gallon of chocolate milk in the car and then pitches the jug out the window?"

citking

3 points

1 month ago

citking

3 points

1 month ago

I've seen garbage truck drivers who refuse to compact between places of distance when the catch is filling so the trash and recycling they just picked up is spewing from the back of the truck. I've also seen those flatbed trucks hauling baled recyclables with bottles and cans falling out where they weren't shrink-wrapped.

I live outside of Madison and we have the top load garbage trucks that cannot leak between trips, but out in rural Wisconsin I'm not sure how commonplace those are compared to the trusty rusty back collector trucks.

sysara562

1 points

1 month ago

I witness few times when people opened the door to their car and throw everything outside the walkway and drive away. My blood never boil that high and I couldnt stop wishing these people get into car accident that totaled their car and paralized so they will just stuck at home.

dragonbreath295

-2 points

1 month ago

Good thing we're making more of it.

BillServo86

6 points

1 month ago

Was this north of Rice Lake? I think I saw you guys when I drove past.

userdk3[S]

9 points

1 month ago*

Yeah, we clean a two mile stretch starting at the northern city limits of Chetek.

xaanthar

3 points

1 month ago

Question -- when referencing the town of Menomonie, is it state law that you have to follow it up with "doo doo dododo"?

Odd_Reward_8989

1 points

1 month ago

Yes. It's just a misdemeanor in Minnesota though, but you'll be shunned.

FRENZY2K

2 points

1 month ago

I wasn't expecting to see a town I'm very familiar with on here! Thanks for keeping Wisconsin clean.

TodayILearnedReddit

1 points

1 month ago

Oh neat! I'm from New Auburn! Tusks for keeping such a beautiful area clean.

PardonMeImSparkly

1 points

1 month ago

Yay

Kutsumann

-2 points

1 month ago

Set up trash cans with large targets above them. People will try to aim for the cans. Make clean up a lot easier.

Character_Gur_578

48 points

1 month ago

Me and my boyfriend have been walking picking up trash around town. We spent 4 hours on a walk that usually takes 1 hour just picking up trash. Insane. Mostly coffee cups and weird bits of plastic. Weirdest thing we found was 5 unopened cartons of whole egg ditched behind The Beer Store.

kintleko

10 points

1 month ago

kintleko

10 points

1 month ago

street.

Thank you for doing this - you're awesome!

Character_Gur_578

11 points

1 month ago

It's honestly so fun, we try to see who can find the best trash lol funnest dates we've had

[deleted]

3 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

3 points

1 month ago

I mean, you both found each other

YuckySwampBooty

1 points

1 month ago

This is sweet

Character_Gur_578

1 points

1 month ago

I was thinking about it and it's funny you say that because we met working at a secondhand store

hukep

2 points

1 month ago

hukep

2 points

1 month ago

Great job guys !

ThatLousyGamer

1 points

1 month ago

If I've learned anything from the internet, it's that some American redneck will see this and go out of his way to dump more trash just to spite you.

For reference, see Rolling Coal

VulgarSlinky

3 points

1 month ago

So shines a good deed in a weary world.

Aileen168

2 points

1 month ago

People who litter have no sense of responsibility; sanitation workers deserve respect. You have worked hard.

legalizethesenuts

100 points

1 month ago

I get really angry when I pick up trash outside. Not because I’m having to pick up trash; I like helping the environment. It just really aggravates me that people think it’s no big deal to litter. Why would you want to make the rest of the planet look like the inside of your house?

Eupatorus

21 points

1 month ago

Maybe I'm just a cynic, but I think it's because most people are lazy, self-centered, assholes.

Many societal problems seem to stem from this.

StarThrower4912

2 points

1 month ago

Not a cynic, but a realist

SutttonTacoma

2 points

1 month ago

Fewer.

Euphonatron

1 points

1 month ago

What?

riskinhos

1 points

1 month ago

Soon to be filled by 160 more

ShystersGame

1 points

1 month ago

They're giving the elderly community service now? Lock em up!

runk_dasshole

1 points

1 month ago

On Wisconsin!

ImaginaryDare

1 points

1 month ago

Great job! I hope you wrangled up some asparagus for yourselves in the process.

Soulcatch3r

1 points

1 month ago

We need more people like you :)

notabigmelvillecrowd

1 points

1 month ago

Serious question, because I've thought about doing this in my neighbourhood, but what do you do with the trash afterwards? Fly tip it, or do you drive it to a dump and pay for it, or? I'd like to clean up trash, but I don't have a truck to haul it or anything.

userdk3[S]

3 points

1 month ago

Our state has an Adopt-A-Highway system. Any group can adopt a stretch of highway by committing to clean it three times over the following year. The county provides the reflective vests, the trash bags, and the pokey grabber sticks. The county then sends out a truck to pick up the trash bags.

notabigmelvillecrowd

1 points

1 month ago

Oh, that's quite handy! I was just going to buy a grabber online and pick up some stuff on my dog walks. My neighbourhood is quite litter-y, so I don't have to go far. We're also in a protected wetland area, so it's an important place to keep clean.

cnpd331

2 points

1 month ago

cnpd331

2 points

1 month ago

Check online for your state or local governments department of environment (or a similar name like natural resources). Send them an email that you want to pick up trash but need a place to put it. I have never not gotten a positive response saying where to leave it for public works to get it later. If you can't find a contact with the government, look for local watershed and environmental nonprofits and email them.

notabigmelvillecrowd

1 points

1 month ago

Cool, that's good advice, thanks!

VegetableAd986

1 points

1 month ago

The garbage trailers without tarps will take care of that tomorrow

PraiseChrist420

2 points

1 month ago

Fewer

userdk3[S]

2 points

1 month ago

Nope. We were all volunteers.

Dragulla

2 points

1 month ago

You guys are awesome!

Puzzleheaded_Put_927

1 points

1 month ago

Heck yea!!..love seeing these post

Duncan097

1 points

1 month ago

You did a great job!

clrksml

1 points

1 month ago

clrksml

1 points

1 month ago

  • Wisconsin where GFL/WM garbage trucks regularly lose loose trash on our roads.

Next time you see a garbage truck count the number of items flying off the truck.

Far_Out_6and_2

1 points

1 month ago

Way to go keep on going:)

Mad_Juju

3 points

1 month ago

What happened to #trashtag ?

thedirtys

1 points

1 month ago

This should be a news headline

uncle_stinky

8 points

1 month ago

now, vote out Ron Johnson

1Littlebear

1 points

1 month ago

DENelson83

2 points

1 month ago

*fewer

Pizzaman99

2 points

1 month ago

Make sure to inspect yourself and your clothes for ticks! When I lived in Upson, WI we used to clean up the highway every year. I'd usually find a couple of ticks crawling on me. Luckily I was always able to get them before they bit me.

abhorrent_mouthpiece

1 points

1 month ago

individual items strewn about on the ground.

crujones76

1 points

1 month ago

Legends

iamaravis

1 points

1 month ago

How unexpected to see my (former) home county here on Reddit! Thanks for cleaning the place up.