Letter: Keep Asheville clean

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I have lived in Asheville for eight years and have become exceedingly disgusted with the unsightly overgrowth of weeds and untrimmed trees. The amount of litter and cigarette butts strewn everywhere is not to be believed. It is especially horrific (where I live) near Patton Avenue and New Leicester Highway.

Keep Asheville clean, people.

— Sherrie Mirsky
Asheville

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8 thoughts on “Letter: Keep Asheville clean

  1. Johnny to the A

    The fact that you live near Patton Avenue and New Leicester Highway is problem.

    That area is simply depressing in every regard.

  2. Jay Reese

    I agree this City has a issue with litter. Most people don’t see how bad it is when riding around in their automobile. It only becomes apparent when walking or riding a bicycle how disgusting it is. The most vile is the cigarette butts strewn everywhere from disgusting smokers who feel it’s alright just to toss it on the ground when finished especially at the intersections or the entrances to businesses. Pretty much anywhere a vehicle has to stop you will see a mass of cigarette butts. Another big source of trash is the inconsiderate pick up truck driver who throws their trash in the truck bed just to have it blow out onto the ground when they are moving down the road. Pedestrians share some of the blame also. Walk in any direction from a convenience store and you will see the remains of the individuals purchase littering the ground, Lottery tickets, soda cans chip bags, ect. The same goes for bus riders who feel it necessary to leave their butts and other trash at the bus stop.

  3. jason

    Low socioeconomic people do not care about litter. They are little more concerned with finding food and shelter. Until this is solved, Asheville will always have a trash problem. I see people on a daily basis just throw their garbage in bushes when there is a trash can 10 feet away. Just walk down S. French Broad or up Coxe Ave.

    • Enlightened Enigma

      that’s the true sign of laziness AND ignorance … we have a very ignorant population around here if you haven’t noticed … a couple generations of government screwls have created ignorance.

  4. Enlightened Enigma

    ‘Littering is a sign of IGNORANCE. Don’t be IGNORANT’ Maybe the city could start posting some ‘in your face’ signs to the ignorant. Have you ever witness a city so full of ignorance ? Mindboggling.

    ‘You might be a ***** if you throw trash on the ground expecting someone else to clean it up…

    • Jay Reese

      Yea everywhere I ever lived there were ignorant people who littered. It’s not an Asheville thing

  5. Lou

    I have noticed much more trash on the streets since Waste Pro pulled their disappearing act back during the snowstorm. Weeks later, they STILL haven’t picked up all the trash that was pulled out of the cans left on the streets for over a week by hungry animals.
    The cigarette smokers who throw their butts on the street? They’re just animals.

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