What Can We Do??

Nov. 17, 2006

People have been asking me what they can do about the litter problem (see comments to last post). Well, I think we could all learn a lesson from our old friends, Bert and Ernie. If that isn't educational, I don't know what is.

I understand we live busy lives and that proper disposal of an empty cereal box is not the easiest when the trash can is already overfilled and we are running late from class, possibly hung over. Here are a few simple ways to keep our neighborhood clean:

  1. Reuse plastic party cups. Collect the cups at the end of party and wash them. Not only will there be less litter outside your house, but you will reduce waste too!
  2. Pull your trashcan off the curb and onto your driveway or behind your house after the garbage is taken. Trashcans get tipped over (and their contents spill out) when students leave their cans by the side of the street all week long for anyone to kick over.
  3. If you cannot fit all of your week’s trash into the cans provided by the City, you can rent extra cans for only $60 per calendar year. Call the City of Ann Arbor at (734) 996 – 3150 to request an extra bin.
    Visit http://www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/PublicServices/FieldOperations/SolidWaste/recycle.html for info on what can and cannot be put into recycling bins.


Eric said...

We're pretty busy and we don't have maids, what do you expect us to do??

Anonymous said...

Christina, maybe you should come clean up all of our houses!

Christina said...

Sure, name the time and place and I'd be more than willing to help you.