- April 21, 2011 - 09:04
I work in a building in the center of St. John's. Our building has an open field behind it. Someone kindly disposed of a toilet and a fridge just behind our building, which means they probably drove into our parking lot and unloaded it from their vehicle. I can't get over some people. Do they think just because it's out of their hands that it will disintegrate??? I've seen horrendous "garbage disposal sites" along our trails outside the city and that is disgusting enough but right in the middle of the city!!! I just don't get it! We have such a beautiful province and it breaks my heart to see such filth. Especially now that the snow is melting, we see the beautiful crocuses peeping out and they might just crawl back in once they see the mess they are faced with.
- April 20, 2011 - 15:30
Reading this story, especially the comments, makes me mad for a few different reasons. Littering IS wrong and common sense tells us that throwing any type of garbage wherever you choose IS wrong. It's pure laziness! And people who think they're 'above' cleaning up after themselves or who make up excuses for the reasons why people litter or passing blame as to who actually did the littering (i.e., Ursula, Wildrose and McLovin) ... R U Kidding me?! If people keep up this type of attitude it won't be long before Newfoundlanders won't be living on an island .. they'll be living on an actual dumpsite! Littering is laziness in its purest form.
- April 19, 2011 - 17:58
"Littering is litterally a way of throwing off our anger " I call BS on that statement. Littering is being lazy and/or not caring, simple as that. Some people figure someone else will take care of it.
- April 20, 2011 - 11:07
How right you are.
- April 19, 2011 - 10:38
It's all the baymen and contractors (sometimes they fall in both categories) who think it's ok to dump and discard their garbage whereever they like. If you walk anywhere in the woods in this province, it's a sure bet you'll find an old scrapped car, an old washer and or dryer, mattresses, etc. People just dont care. I just built a new house. Before I requested a framing inspection I cleaned up inside.....57 Tim Horton's Cup and then I went outside and picked up over 20 more. Who knows how many blew away? Make no wonder all the contractor's are too busy to take on work, they're spending all their time at Tim Horton's getting coffee and then no matter where they are, they just toss the cups and whereever it lands, that's where it stays!
- April 19, 2011 - 10:26
Another environmentalist! Go cry to David Suzuki.
- Ursula Dowler
- April 19, 2011 - 09:56
People act out when they feel that their personal liberties are being threatened . Most of us are much too timid to question authority , so instead of feeling impotent , we take our aggression out on inanimate objects . Littering is litterally a way of throwing off our anger , better that then physical altercations . We even have a term for it , passive aggression .
- April 19, 2011 - 14:24
Regardless of how someone "feels," he/she should still know right from wrong - and littering is wrong.
- How to fix it
- April 19, 2011 - 09:23
Put a nickel deposit on the Tim's cups, that will end the littering immediately
- April 19, 2011 - 08:05
You think St. John's got it bad, try Corner Brook. People out here think it's their cultural right to dump garbage anywhere. The Mecca of trash is MacDonalds, where high school kiddies in daddy's car can't be bother to walk twenty feet to a garbage can, they just open the door, kick out trash and away they go.
- April 19, 2011 - 07:53
I agree with this editorial, I have dogs and pick and throw the baggie in the nearest garbage can or dumpster and sometimes it takes a little while but what's the point of picking it up only to throw it away in the bag. It's very frustrating as a responsible dog owner watching people not do their duty, it makes all dog owners look bad!! As for litter my brother came home for a visit after living away for quite some time and it made him mad to see how littered our city has become. Of all the places he has been this was the most littered he has ever seen! He actually got out of his vehicle and asked a man to pick up the garbage that the gentleman throw on the ground at one point!! We wouldn't have our family members throw their garbage in our homes so why in our beautiful city!! This is our home as well, keep it clean!!