One of the things that I hate about Spring is all the garbage that suddenly appears on our lawn, sidewalk and blows around on the street once the snow melts.
Toronto overall is a very clean city, but there are still people who toss tissues or other garbage on the ground once they are done with them. There’s certainly enough public garbage and recycling bins in the city that no one walking down a city street would have to walk very far before they’d find one to dispose of their garbage … but some are too lazy to do that. I mean there’s three garbage and recycling bins each within a two to three minute walk from my house alone, yet my lawn has junk on it.
So now .. with the rain and wind blowing, every time I go outside I discover used tissues stuck in my bare rose bushes, crumpled fast food wrappers, paper cups, newspapers, flyers, plastic bags, cigarette buts and other garbage that I have to clean up.
This year seems worse than others. Either the city hasn’t been cleaning the streets as much as they used to or people are getting lazier about properly getting rid of their trash.
Even in the winter when there was snow on the ground I found garbage in the snow bank that wouldn’t normally be there like plastic pieces of broken car tail lights and something that I think was some kind of industrial knobs. Strange stuff … maybe some of it fell off a truck or something.
Like I said earlier Toronto is a very clean city compared to many large cities. So I really don’t have much to complain about … but still, there just seems to be more leftover winter garbage around this year than there usually is.
Do you hate cleaning other peoples garbage off your property once Spring arrives and the snow melts to reveal all the extra junk you have to pick up?