Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 22, 2012

Time to get rid of the trash in Mercer

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— Any given time you can see fresh trash thrown from vehicles, especially trash from fast food restaurants. It’s time to stop it. Enforce our litter law, put back “maximum fines signs” for littering highways. Make the garbage trucks cover it up. When the trash lays on the side of the highways after a while, make the highway department clean and pick it up, and that goes for when a deer gets hit by a car. Don’t wait until it busts open and everything pours out into the ground.

The main problem is our garbage fees are too expensive. Lower the price or put Dumpsters on the side of the road for people to use. We pay enough in taxes to cover that. Stop littering.

Ron Bailey