Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > General Discussion
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #1
XCR-700
Senior Member
 
XCR-700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 1,325
Thanks: 734
Thanked 532 Times in 310 Posts
Default Trash on hiways

Anyone else notice the volume of trash on the sides of the highways getting much worse in the last year or two???

Its off the charts at any on ramp, as if people coming from any place of business that sold food or beverages ate just tossing their trash as soon as they hit the hiway, and its still bad near any ramps near malls or shopping plazas, etc, just worse near places that see any food to go.

I thought this was a problem largely behind us, but in the last 5 years or so its been on the rise and much much worse recently.

Seriously who is doing this and why? Its just so sickening to see.

Is this poorly raised millennials, immigrants with totally different values, lazy slobs who should know better, cranky old guys who are just pissed off at everything, who? Why?? How is this acceptable to anyone???

It cant be just me seeing this.
XCR-700 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to XCR-700 For This Useful Post:
ACME on the Broads (08-23-2021), subaruliving (08-12-2021)
Old 08-12-2021, 01:20 PM   #2
GodSmile
Senior Member
 
GodSmile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Alton Bay
Posts: 183
Thanks: 88
Thanked 56 Times in 36 Posts
Default I've noticed also

Seems worse 'in season'.
GodSmile is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GodSmile For This Useful Post:
ACME on the Broads (08-23-2021)
Old 08-12-2021, 02:22 PM   #3
Biggd
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Waltham Ma./Meredith NH
Posts: 3,326
Thanks: 1,718
Thanked 955 Times in 597 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCR-700 View Post
Anyone else notice the volume of trash on the sides of the highways getting much worse in the last year or two???

Its off the charts at any on ramp, as if people coming from any place of business that sold food or beverages ate just tossing their trash as soon as they hit the hiway, and its still bad near any ramps near malls or shopping plazas, etc, just worse near places that see any food to go.

I thought this was a problem largely behind us, but in the last 5 years or so its been on the rise and much much worse recently.

Seriously who is doing this and why? Its just so sickening to see.

Is this poorly raised millennials, immigrants with totally different values, lazy slobs who should know better, cranky old guys who are just pissed off at everything, who? Why?? How is this acceptable to anyone???

It cant be just me seeing this.
More people = more trash. I haven't really noticed it to be worse than past years but it very well could be.
Biggd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 07:10 PM   #4
XCR-700
Senior Member
 
XCR-700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 1,325
Thanks: 734
Thanked 532 Times in 310 Posts
Default

Realizing the majority of trash laden roads I am seeing are inside 495, so some of you may not be seeing what I am.

Its so sad to see this horrible situation come back.
XCR-700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 07:28 PM   #5
Loub52
Senior Member
 
Loub52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Meredith, NH
Posts: 185
Thanks: 177
Thanked 45 Times in 36 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCR-700 View Post
Anyone else notice the volume of trash on the sides of the highways getting much worse in the last year or two???

Its off the charts at any on ramp, as if people coming from any place of business that sold food or beverages ate just tossing their trash as soon as they hit the hiway, and its still bad near any ramps near malls or shopping plazas, etc, just worse near places that see any food to go.

I thought this was a problem largely behind us, but in the last 5 years or so its been on the rise and much much worse recently.

Seriously who is doing this and why? Its just so sickening to see.

Is this poorly raised millennials, immigrants with totally different values, lazy slobs who should know better, cranky old guys who are just pissed off at everything, who? Why?? How is this acceptable to anyone???

It cant be just me seeing this.
I’ve seen the same. It’s worse this year than the last several. Just more people. Very appreciative of NH town and state highway departments for their work maintaining the roadways throughout the year.
__________________
Thanks,
Loub52
Loub52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-12-2021, 07:39 PM   #6
XCR-700
Senior Member
 
XCR-700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 1,325
Thanks: 734
Thanked 532 Times in 310 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loub52 View Post
I’ve seen the same. It’s worse this year than the last several. Just more people. NH DOT will do their usual great job at cleaning things up in the lulls.
Wish the people doing this would move to NYC or Chicago or similar. Not that the 128 beltway was ever "pretty" but its really sad lately.
XCR-700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 08:09 PM   #7
TheTimeTraveler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 725
Thanks: 225
Thanked 228 Times in 136 Posts
Default

Provides job security for the guards and prisoners of the Department of Corrections........
TheTimeTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 08:20 PM   #8
Winilyme
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Ice in = CT / Ice out = Winnipesaukee
Posts: 364
Thanks: 89
Thanked 218 Times in 118 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCR-700 View Post
Anyone else notice the volume of trash on the sides of the highways getting much worse in the last year or two???

Its off the charts at any on ramp, as if people coming from any place of business that sold food or beverages ate just tossing their trash as soon as they hit the hiway, and its still bad near any ramps near malls or shopping plazas, etc, just worse near places that see any food to go.

I thought this was a problem largely behind us, but in the last 5 years or so its been on the rise and much much worse recently.

Seriously who is doing this and why? Its just so sickening to see.

Is this poorly raised millennials, immigrants with totally different values, lazy slobs who should know better, cranky old guys who are just pissed off at everything, who? Why?? How is this acceptable to anyone???

It cant be just me seeing this.
I would add the word 'disgusting' so that you have 'disgusting lazy slobs' to describe these people. I feel the same about those who toss cigarettes out their car windows.
Winilyme is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Winilyme For This Useful Post:
ApS (08-12-2021), XCR-700 (08-12-2021)
Old 08-12-2021, 08:22 PM   #9
Tank151
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Boston, MA & Laconia, NH
Posts: 147
Thanks: 14
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCR-700 View Post
Wish the people doing this would move to NYC or Chicago or similar. Not that the 128 beltway was ever "pretty" but its really sad lately.
It's funny how this guy blames Massachusetts residents for everything. New Hampshire residents have to look in the mirror just as much as other folks from bordering states as WE could make the same claim for NH residents working in MASS dumping their DD coffee cups and wrapper's all over Rte. 1, 95, 93 and 3...

Mass residents contribute, but so do NH residents (as well as other states)... lets "share" the responsibility and retain our trash and dispose of it properly!

Thanks
Tank151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 09:16 PM   #10
dickiej
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: White Salmon, WA
Posts: 261
Thanks: 18
Thanked 149 Times in 80 Posts
Default

Two things I have never been inclined to do…..liter and vandalize. I saw someone in a McDonald’s parking lot, five feet from a trash barrel, open their window and throw all their trash out on the pavement. Is there a psychological profile that these people fit?
dickiej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 09:19 PM   #11
dickiej
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: White Salmon, WA
Posts: 261
Thanks: 18
Thanked 149 Times in 80 Posts
Default

BTW….you should see Portland, OR….it is a s***hole of epic proportions.
dickiej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2021, 09:20 PM   #12
XCR-700
Senior Member
 
XCR-700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 1,325
Thanks: 734
Thanked 532 Times in 310 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dickiej View Post
Two things I have never been inclined to do…..liter and vandalize. I saw someone in a McDonald’s parking lot, five feet from a trash barrel, open their window and throw all their trash out on the pavement. Is there a psychological profile that these people fit?
Its like society is coming unglued these days,,,
XCR-700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2021, 07:16 AM   #13
mcdude
Senior Member
 
mcdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Rock Haven Lake - West Newfield, ME
Posts: 5,326
Thanks: 365
Thanked 1,011 Times in 473 Posts
Default

What about these morons who dump the rest of their undrunk(?) coffee (or other beverage) out the car window when they are in a parking space? Don't they realize that the next person to use the space has to walk through this puddle of coffee to get out of their car? It's disgusting.
__________________

mcdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2021, 10:36 AM   #14
lakeadoodle
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Center Harbor
Posts: 28
Thanks: 32
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default Trash & Junk

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCR-700 View Post
Anyone else notice the volume of trash on the sides of the highways getting much worse in the last year or two???

Its off the charts at any on ramp, as if people coming from any place of business that sold food or beverages ate just tossing their trash as soon as they hit the hiway, and its still bad near any ramps near malls or shopping plazas, etc, just worse near places that see any food to go.

I thought this was a problem largely behind us, but in the last 5 years or so its been on the rise and much much worse recently.

Seriously who is doing this and why? Its just so sickening to see.

Is this poorly raised millennials, immigrants with totally different values, lazy slobs who should know better, cranky old guys who are just pissed off at everything, who? Why?? How is this acceptable to anyone???

It cant be just me seeing this.
I see it too. The towns around the lakes region used to be much cleaner and picked up. You're right, highways and town roads are littered with trash, even the town park cans and dog poop cans are not used. Yards are junky too; some homeowners just don't care and nor do town staff. This area used to be pristine and attractive - sadly it is no longer.
lakeadoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2021, 11:31 AM   #15
thinkxingu
Senior Member
 
thinkxingu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 5,570
Thanks: 1,119
Thanked 1,782 Times in 1,098 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lakeadoodle View Post
I see it too. The towns around the lakes region used to be much cleaner and picked up. You're right, highways and town roads are littered with trash, even the town park cans and dog poop cans are not used. Yards are junky too; some homeowners just don't care and nor do town staff. This area used to be pristine and attractive - sadly it is no longer.
Interestingly, I was just thinking to myself how things have seemed cleaner this summer than last. Most of that comes from my experiences on the trail and in my association, but I've not had jarring enough moments outside of those two to think differently.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
thinkxingu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2021, 06:32 AM   #16
SAMIAM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Moultonborough
Posts: 2,756
Thanks: 285
Thanked 1,547 Times in 527 Posts
Default

We cruise our road on my Gator garden tractor to clean up a little. Bud Lite and Twisted Tea seem to be the favorites.

The Bud Lite guy is like clockwork..........6-8 cans on the way out on Sunday, spread out about 50' apart.
SAMIAM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2021, 07:29 AM   #17
XCR-700
Senior Member
 
XCR-700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 1,325
Thanks: 734
Thanked 532 Times in 310 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMIAM View Post
We cruise our road on my Gator garden tractor to clean up a little. Bud Lite and Twisted Tea seem to be the favorites.

The Bud Lite guy is like clockwork..........6-8 cans on the way out on Sunday, spread out about 50' apart.
Sounds like its time for a camera!
XCR-700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2021, 11:23 AM   #18
Woody38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 547
Thanks: 46
Thanked 103 Times in 74 Posts
Default

Trash is always a problem mostly or mainly stemming from visitors who don't care and also believe it is our jog to look after them. Had the same thing when we lived on Cape Cod. The first weekend of the summer season the road sides were lined with beer cans, even a few wine bottles. Not surprising there was never an empty hard liquor bottle. Hmm. Surely most was from the younger set.

_____________________________________

I am a retrired workaholic and continuing aquaholic
Woody38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2021, 01:23 PM   #19
Descant
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Merrimack and Welch Island
Posts: 3,563
Thanks: 1,038
Thanked 1,338 Times in 864 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woody38 View Post
Trash is always a problem mostly or mainly stemming from visitors who don't care and also believe it is our jog to look after them. Had the same thing when we lived on Cape Cod. The first weekend of the summer season the road sides were lined with beer cans, even a few wine bottles. Not surprising there was never an empty hard liquor bottle. Hmm. Surely most was from the younger set.
I must live in an older neighborhood. Our Adopt-a-Road group collects lots of "nips". Not as much trash as in previous years.
Descant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.40998 seconds