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Taken with a Canon 50D camera. Taken in the town of Towanda, PA on 03/17/2009.
Apeture Priority Mode
Shutter Speed 1/800 sec
ISO 400

Defintion of Litter:
“Litter is waste disposed of in the wrong place by unlawful human action and can vary in size of incident, occurrence or items. It can occur as small items like wrappers, large collections of waste or scatterings of litter dispersed around public places outdoors. Litter can be occasioned by malicious intent, carelessness, or by accident. Litter has the potential to cause harm to human health, safety, and welfare; it harms wildlife and environmental quality on Earth. Waste abandoned in a private space is not considered litter. The American Public Works Association standardized the term litter in the mid-20th Century, to be later known as a form of solid waste — “material which, if thrown or deposited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.” Litter is categorized into three specific components: hazardous, reusable-recyclable and non-hazardous, non-from trash-hauling vehicles, unsecured loads, or construction sites.2" Wikipedia

I have litter. Do you and what are you going to do about it?
We have a recycling center in our community where the citizens every month drop off plastics, cans, aluminum, glass, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, and cardboard.
Our home waste such as coffee grounds, vegetable peelings, egg shells are thrown in a compost bin mixed with dead leaves to decompose. The leaves that are raked and piled are thrown in the garden and plowed under to decompose. It’s better than the chemical fertilizers and it seems the plants and fruits are more productive.


  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Best View Larger

  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookiealmost 6 years ago

    I totally agree hun i hate litter and often we will pick up anything as we walk and take it home and dispose of it properly. we also recycle, compost etc :) well shot hun

  • Good for you and what about the rest of the community? Thanks Kel

    – BigD

  • abfabphoto
    abfabphotoalmost 6 years ago

    I’ll have one of those please! :)

  • I had six yesterday and thanks.

    – BigD

  • Stephen  Van Tuyl
    Stephen Van Tuylalmost 6 years ago

    Nice DOF Dman!

  • Thanks Stephen

    – BigD

  • caroleann1947
    caroleann1947almost 6 years ago

    Well at least they are watching their calories :)

  • Yup, and thanks. LOL

    – BigD

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    hey there is my beer, I wonder where I left it. lmao recycling everything is the way I handle it.
    Fantastic capture

  • That’s good and how about the rest of the community?

    – BigD

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 6 years ago

    Great capture! bad envirment

  • Thanks Rick

    – BigD

  • Mike Griffiths
    Mike Griffithsalmost 6 years ago

    Ok BigD…now I know what kind of beer you drink :) Great image my friend!

  • I drink Bud Light, Mike. LOL Did you know that the state of Pennsylvanis is the worst for litter out of the 50 states?

    – BigD

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Great detail and DOF, David….. great topic too!

  • Thanks Wendi

    – BigD

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesalmost 6 years ago

    Shame folks think our world is their personal trash can.

  • Eric, the state of Pennsylvania is the worst state in the United States for litter. The statistics collected by PennDot has it that PA is 77% for litter while the rest of the states are under 25%. It’s an image for action more than anything else and I hope that our politicans in the state of PA will do more to clean up the state. A good start would be to have 5 cent deposits on cans and bottles instead of filling the landfills. Thanks for the review. BigD

    – BigD

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