Letter: Don’t we care where we dump garbage?

Do we really need to dispose of garbage along our roadsides, creeks, rivers and lakes? asks Roy Schiesser.

Please. Do we really need to dispose of garbage along our roadsides, creeks, rivers and lakes?

For the past year I have been commuting from Grand Forks to Christina Lake. I have personally taken time to collect some of the discarded trash and can safely say that much of it is deliberately thrown out of vehicle windows or simply dumped off when  parked alongside the highway.

Why? Do we not understand that all this garbage, which by the way ranges from pop bottles, discarded food wastes to diapers, can eventually find its way to our creeks, rivers and oceans. or is it that we JUST DON’T CARE.

Perhaps our mayor and city councillors could spend a little time and discussion on this matter?  Is it possible to hire a few students to assist in some clean-up efforts?

For anyone passing through Grand Forks, it must be disappointing to encounter so much refuse along our roadways.

– Roy Schiesser, Grand Forks