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TRASH: Litter befouls Western Washington

Letter by Blaine C. Garver, Spanaway on July 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm | 41 Comments »
July 20, 2010 8:55 am

I just got back from my vacation – a 6,200-mile motorcycle ride from Spanaway to my mom’s in Ohio and back. I took as many back roads as possible.

I am ashamed to say that the streets and neighborhoods around Pierce County are by far the dirtiest, most trashy and in worse repair than any of the small towns in the Heartland. These are small farming towns that clearly don’t have the wherewithal and tax base of any of our well- off towns around here.

The grass along the roads was cut and just about free of litter. I didn’t encounter such litter and disrepair as seen here in Pierce County when going through some of the large cities like Kansas City, St Louis or Columbus, Ohio.

Western Washington, you are hopeless slobs. Get vehicle trash bags and use them. Go to the dump with your trash. This part of the state is disgusting.

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