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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Trash and Treasures on the Withlacoochee Trail

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They have found cell phones, wallets and a car key – and located the owners of these items. One high season they recycled cans and bottles not only tossed along the Trail but thrown into the Trail trash containers

Mary on a RollFriends of mine have been cleaning up the Withlacoochee State Trail for years. They easily find a plastic grocery bag or two blowing down the trail or flopping in shrubs – and every time they find a bag, they fill it with trash. They both are scientists, so they have derived a formula that they can fill one bag every ten miles. Just think about that – beer and soda cans, bottles, paper – and that excludes some really disgusting items they won’t bag up. My friends leave behind anything organic, such as banana peels or apple cores. This year there was even a quarter of an auto tire that had been tossed along the Trail.


They have found cell phones, wallets and a car key – and located the owners of these items. One high season they recycled cans and bottles not only tossed along the Trail but thrown into the Trail trash containers – over 1,000 items which did not end up in landfills.


Oh, and did I mention they have made jewelry with found items, namely pop top tabs?


When I asked my friends what they would like to see done to reduce the trash, they suggested a bottle deposit program as some other states have implemented. That’s worth pondering!

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