To the Editor,
Re: Harsher penalties won’t stop littering, Letters, Dec. 16.
One just needs to walk down Tenth Street or where Southwood Drive ends in a cul-de-sac off Park Avenue to see piles of dumped garbage.
A whole truckload of old windows, drywall, door handles … you name it.
One day, while out walking, I spotted a pickup truck with trash in the box, backing up to the other trash.
The driver and I had a stare fight as I walked toward his truck, memorizing his licence plate number. He left.
I realize we must catch them at it, but if people are caught, they need to have their vehicle impounded for a period of time and their driver’s licence revoked.
A few more instances like that and I wonder how many people would feel the risk is worth it.
I know it does cost to recycle and dispose of our garbage properly, but what price are we going to put on our environment?
Clean up your acts you illegal dumpers.