Cleanup Time: Whose job is it?
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There generally are two categories of litterbugs, says Kim Spillars, Buncombe County environmental control specialist: those who abandon their detritus when they cannot find a trash can, and those who dump large amounts of trash illegally. Regardless of the type of offender, whose job is it to clean up their filth?
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