Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Why is there Garbage Everywhere?

Winter has been tough on this region. I can tell because everywhere I look there is garbage along the highways and streets. Even in the wooded area next to our house where the street runoff drains, the garbage has accumulated.

I have wondered where all the garbage comes from.

I have wanted to take a picture of the garbage everywhere, but I am usually driving and the image will require some composition.

Yesterday, however, on my way home from work I discovered one source of the garbage.

Unbelievably, the trash truck in front of me was spewing garbage everywhere as the wind whipped across the top vehicle. Massive pieces of plastic were released into the environment.

I did not get a picture of the garbage rising from it, but I took a quick shot of the truck. I find it incredible that trash trucks are allowed on the highways without being required to cover their loads. 

While the Maryland legislature is arguing about partisan control of the government, perhaps they should do something worthwhile and require trash and recycling trucks to cover their loads. It will cost less money for highway cleanup.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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