Don Scorzafave of Scott is half-right in his April 5 letter "Unscenic Trash." Highway trash is appalling. But many of us, including Don, do volunteer. People who care must pick up for people who don't care and litter.
On Spring/Earth Day Redd-Up weekend (April 19-22), thousands of Pittsburgh-area volunteers will pick up litter on a thousand streets. This is a recipe for success:
Pour 6 ounces of coke from a plastic cup.
Mix in three cigarette butts.
Add a slice of pepperoni pizza.
Stir in 3 tablespoons of water from a plastic bottle.
Toss in some ATM and parking receipts.
Add a Big Mac wrapper and fries.
Don't forget ketchup and mayo packs.
Top off with facial tissues.
Shake and bake until it's too smelly to handle.
Wrap in a plastic bag and ...
Deposit at the next waste container you run into.
If you want to help clean-up your community, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-688-9120) and I will be happy to put you in touch with your neighborhood group.
Citizens Against Litter