Tuesday letters: Richland County being buried in trash

March 11, 2014 

KRTS SC-PALMETTOTRAIL 7 CS

JOEY HOLLEMAN — KRT

— Can somebody please tell me what would motivate a person to dispose of weekly household garbage on the side of a well-traveled frontage road? Soup cans, cereal boxes, soiled baby diapers? Who would do that?

Unless a law enforcement officer catches the offender in the act (very unlikely), nothing can be done about it. That happens all of the time in my neighborhood. I am one of the few who will stop and clean it up.

Even more common is the constant trashing of our roads and interstates. Richland County is being buried in trash. It is tragic. Why can’t our county and state governments do a better job of making our city clean and beautiful? Come on, people. This is pretty basic stuff.

Virginia Harmon

Columbia

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