Litter keeps city from being scenic
It is past time to bring back the “Tennessee Trash” campaign. It is past time for state and local governments to place greater emphasis on monitoring and punishing littering. It is also time to again educate the public on its responsibility and the laws relative to purposeful littering. It is obvious we have a lot of area litterbugs who disrespect our environment and the citizens of our area and state. Pay attention to the view along the sides of our streets, roads and highways. The amount of trash purposely thrown out of car and truck windows, thrown or blown out of the beds of pickup trucks and the basic lack of respect for our local environment has increased exponentially over the previous few years.
It is past time to rigidly enforce our anti-littering laws and to substantially increase punishment and fines for littering violations.
The use of the phrase “Scenic City” or “Scenic Area” are a misrepresentation of the facts at present. Layers of garbage strewn along our area roads is not scenic.
As our grandparents might have said, people who purposely litter are “trash” and should be labeled as such.