This past Saturday, I took some time to pick up trash on Freeport Road. It was a great event and Aspinwall had a ton of amazing volunteers. The event was organized and sponsored by Aspinwall Neighbors. Thank you to Aspinwall Neighbors group and to all the actual Aspinwall neighbors who make events like this possible.
While I had two trash bags, the majority of trash that I picked up along the roadway ended up being cigarette filters and cigarette butts. At the same time, there were no waste receptacles available for cigarette butts on this side of the roadway. Placing receptacles that can accommodate cigarette butts may be the right move for Aspinwall. While not every person will use them, a lot would. Changes that empower people to help their community, to make the right call, and to put those “butts” in a proper container, are the types of simple changes that could make our community ten times better.