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Keep Alexander City trash-free

Published 12:25pm Friday, November 2, 2012

Dear Editor,

This letter is addressed to the little black sedan on Lee Street Monday, Oct. 29.

It was about 12:35 p.m. and you were just passing the lot next to the Post Office on your way toward U.S. Highway 280. There were several of you in the car, maybe three and possibly four.

Did you really have to throw your garbage out onto the shoulder of the road? Are there no trash receptacle at your job (if you have one) or your home (oh, I hope so)?

What was so urgent that you had to dispose of that garbage at that very moment? Was it on fire? I didn’t see any flames. Was it ‘bothering’ you? Oh, that’s terrible! Did you just decide it was the perfect time to clean out the car?

Now, when the shoulder is mowed, that cluster of 5 or 6 pieces of trash will become 50 or 60 little pieces of trash, and visitors to our city will think we are a trashy place.

Use you head next time. Better still, use a trash receptacle.

Joanne Ninesling