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Detmi7mile
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 1:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL...

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zo om.gne?id=1303837227&size=o
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 4278
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 1:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow!

Thanks for posting that. I wonder if the message will get through.
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Gdub
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Post Number: 1152
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 2:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Amen.
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Mcwalbucksnfitch
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Post Number: 74
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 2:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love that. A lot.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Post Number: 1086
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 4:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's true. It's not the worst of the city's problems, of course, but I pick up empty 25-cent chip bags on a nearly daily basis outside my house. This despite the fact that there are trash cans all over the place.
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Southwestmap
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Post Number: 941
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 9:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rhymeswithhawk, I believe you live near me in SW Detroit. Another problem for us is the circulars - I can easily pick up hundreds when I walk. First, the poor guys who need a job attach them with rubber bands to all the street-side fences that line my neighborhood (not your, I think) and then the circulars are ignored for weeks ar months, building up in layers on the fences and gates. Then they begin to blow around. Its horrible. They are both a critical source of income for some down-and-outers and a terrible plague.
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Mackcreative
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Post Number: 153
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 10:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We put a sign on our front window that says "No Sale Papers Please" and haven't gotten a single one. It was insane before that, averaging two a day for each apartment, getting almost 30 a week just on our front porch--never opened a single one either!
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Detroitfats
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 12:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm with 'ya Rawk. Trash is not the worst of the problems here in Warrendale, but damn I get tired of picking other people's garbage off my lawn. I see a hundred people a day walk out of the neighborhood stores and gas stations casually dropping trash, food and bottles at their feet. I just can't understand it. It's funny about the circulars--All of a sudden, I get about 3 or 4 a day. My house looks abandoned if I don't pick up the circulars and the trash in front of my house at least once a day.
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Evelyn
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 1:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Trash may not be the worst of Detroit's problems, but I think that a lack of pride among residents hurts the city- a lot. If Detroiters can't be bothered to pick up trash, and city workers never get around to it, who will?
Like the sign, though!
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Kville
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Post Number: 92
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 5:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree with the sentiment about trash, and Detroit is different from every other place in the US...how? We hosted some people visiting from Malaysia several years ago. They said that the US is a wonderful country, but there were two things that they could not get past: people throwing away so much food in restaurants and trash everywhere. We lived in a very rural area in NE Indiana. It's not a Detroit problem - it's an American problem.
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Tompage
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Post Number: 49
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 7:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The top four (in no particular order) trash items I pick up in my north Brush Park neighborhood: 1) Newport cigarette packs; 2)Chip bags; 3) water bottles; and 4) fast food styrofoam containers (usually hot dog shaped).
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Mackcreative
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Post Number: 155
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 8:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I second that list Tompage and would like to add plastic grocery bags (often stuck in the bushes) and those tiny bottles of alcohol.
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Detroitplanner
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Post Number: 1512
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Wow!

Thanks for posting that. I wonder if the message will get through."

hmm for some reason I don't think yor average poster here litters/dumps crap in alleys.
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Bobj
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Post Number: 3575
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funny, I hope it works!
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Defendbrooklyn
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Post Number: 604
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 3:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ferndale has a trash problem as well... A Taco Bell is near my street and the folks who work there dont secure the dumpster...when the wind blows trash flies out of the container and onto the streets. Fine(s)?

1. fast food papers/styrofoam
2. plastic grocery bags/newspaper bags

Its a mentality...i wish police would somehow enforce the law...I know it would be impossible but how great would it be to see someone get busted for dumping a bag of taco bell out from their car while driving...$1,000 for city just like that.
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Jimaz
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Post Number: 4232
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Malaysia ... isn't that where they have overly harsh laws against littering? Or was it Singapore? I'm thinking of a story about something like caning people for chewing gum in public or something bizarre like that.

I think I'd rather put up with the litter.
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Usnsubvet77
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Post Number: 80
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 8:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jimaz,

Yes it is Singapore. Having been there, I can dispell your fear that they do not cane people for chewing gum. You just get a fine for chewing gum (something like $500...the same for not flushing a public toilet or offending to modesty of a woman) However, not a bit of trash is on the street ANYWHERE. Respect not fear is the motivation for their cleanliness. Overly harsh laws? They must be doing something right...

I wonder if active neighborhood patrols would deter some of this. Are there any right now out of curiosity?
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Danny
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Post Number: 6951
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 8:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If we don't clean ourselves up, we might as well mess up our community.

The Ghettoman told me the rest of the Street Prophets that No leaders means no social development. So we need reformed leaders to keep the social movement going otherwise there is no movement only MAD MAX!
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Dougw
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Post Number: 2024
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Occasionally someone does get busted for littering in the suburbs, at least with more extreme cases like this guy:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=2008801080364
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Funaho
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 12:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Being one of the few house on my side of the block to not have a fence seems to make me a target for a never ending stream of trash. Hell last summer I found an entire plate and some silverware in my front yard! I'm talking an actual glass plate and decent silverware too (not that I kept the stuff.)

It just baffles me that people have so little caring for how their city looks. It's not like it's a huge inconvenience to carry that chip bag or empty cup with you a few extra blocks and throw it away at home/school.
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Johnlodge
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Post Number: 4495
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)



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