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Letter to the editor: Helping hands a good thing on cleanup day

Jody Zirelli
Tahoe Donner

Saturday, June 3, will mark the 14th year for our town's cleanup day; and it is affirming to always see so many volunteers donate their time for this event.

I am one of those anal people who want to see our streets clean from litter. Periodically, I even pick up trash on other days just because it bugs me so much.

And here is my fantasy: that some day we could run the DNA on all those discarded bottles, cans, and ugly trash to locate the culprits. Then wouldn't it be appropriate to dump all their trash in their front yard and see how they like it?

But seriously, wouldn't it be great to locate who the culprits are and make them clean the mess up. I know I have witnessed, of all things, our local garbage trucks spewing litter out of the back of their trucks on Interstate 80 and reported them to the local California Highway Patrol. I think this is why they ask us to tie our garbage bags before placing them in the bins for pick up.

So please help pitch in this coming weekend. Remind all our residents and visitors that we do take pride in our clean streets, and want to keep them clean year-round.

Jody Zirelli

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