I’ve decided that smoking, drinking and littering should all be added to the list of deadly sins.
Saturday was the annual spring clean up in our area, so I headed out with a roll of garbage bags, two pairs of gloves and, of course, my usual sidekick.
Most of the litter that we picked up was cigarette packages, paper coffee cups and beer cans. Given that most of the trash was thrown out of the windows of passing cars, I’m concerned that so much of it consisted of empty containers that formerly contained alcoholic beverages.
So perhaps to clarify, the deadly sin should be drinking and driving, not just drinking.
The annual litter clean up invariably leaves me feeling disgusted with humanity.
Not all of humanity, though. This year we had professional help from 1-800-Got-Junk. The team was driving around the concessions, picking up the bags that had been left on the roadside.
Baxter was also his usual helpful self. He appreciated the opportunity to spend as much time as he wanted wading in the ditch.
When he tired of getting muddy, he returned to sniffing and sunbathing.
Here are a few highlights of this year’s clean up:
Various car parts–headlights, bumpers, hubcaps, a license plate. Our ditches are very deep, and apparently the stop sign across from the east field is invisible.
SPB, I have your gloves… Well, two of them. The third odd one went in the trash.
We made it approximately halfway around our 2km of roadside. The grand tally over three hours of clean-up was three bags of garbage, three bins of recycling, three hubcaps and three gloves. Oh, and those three new sins.
Have you done a spring clean-up at your house? What’s the weirdest trash you’ve ever come across? What sins would you add to the list if you could?