Old Tire pickup ... Gilmer Countians need to stamp out the 'litterbugs' on our roads

User Rating:  / 0

As the end of summer’s vacation season comes, the litter along our county's highways and secondary roads has been increasing, thereby creating ugly sections in our otherwise beautiful countrysides.

Such scenes here and throughout our region are offensive to the eyes not only for visiting motorists, but also for those of us living and working here.

People from throughout the county and region need to be vigilant as to who the litterbugs are and to report the suspects to police authorities. A lot of times, just a visit from a law officer will straighten up the offender.

In addition, we all need to be careful about storing junk in our yards, because these objects can become unsightly, unsafe and, often times, unhealthy items of debris. For example, when it rains, the discarded car and truck tires hold water; you’ve heard of the spread of the hated “Zika virus,” have you not? They incubate in stale, standing water.

Read more: Old Tire pickup ... Gilmer Countians need to stamp out the 'litterbugs' on our roads

Text size