Following last Friday’s brief snowfall and accompanying winds, which sent recycling bins tumbling, streets in the Brooke Grove, James Creek and Hallowell communities were littered with debris. An entire week later, Spartan Road and Old Baltimore Road remain scattered with waste such as milk cartons, Styrofoam containers, soda cans, deli tubs, water bottles, newspaper and assorted cardboard.
As these dirty items find their way into my yard, I protect my hands, pick them up and dispose of them. Mr. Leggett and council members, since you now have unexpected revenue from the county bag tax, I urge you to use this windfall (no pun intended) to clean up our streets, lest others find themselves fishing all manner of recycling items that are not plastic bags from our waterways and streams.
Fran VanBrocklin, Olney