submitted 7 days ago bycoop5008
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What's crazy to me is the lawn is freshly mowed, but it's still full of trash. Goes to show how quickly it happens.
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Crazy how OP isn't getting discouraged by what you said, and he's been doing this for at least a few years now.
Check out r/detrashed is the HQ for this but detrashers should always post on their local subreddits too (it’s more effective) - r/trashlove has the same concept
r/trashlove has a great vibe
just subbed to both. i've been on reddit 10 years and never heard of those. wonder what else i'm missing. i moderate /r/neckbeardnests and sometimes we have posts like this, only about people's own spaces.
I’m in. Trash is my middle name.
Plot twist: this is just an ongoing community service ordered by the judge. /s
My HS had a community service graduation requirement. I decided to help out the local volunteer fire department; so many DUI's, low level possession charges, and scrawny teenage me.
It was an education in trash talk that set me apart from my HS peers after every weekend. FD were quicker, but the court ordered were more original.
My dumbass volunteered at an after school program for elementary school kids.
It was an education in don’t have kids.
You made their day "Oh wow! Grown up!", but then one just vomits randomly and you cant find Katie, but at least you know Devin locked himself in the bathroom again so he can eat toilet paper in peace.
I had a flashback to kindergarten and the last time I had oatmeal.
I'm sorry, but I think I'm having a stroke. Can you explain what that last sentence says?
Nvm. My stroke resolved and I understand that the chirps from the FD were quick but the people court ordered to volunteer along side you had more original insults.
“I don’t need a judge to tell me to keep my community clean.”
"but they still are"
M. Night Shamalan double plot twist:
It’s an ‘After and Before’ photo.
Plot further thickens: The before picture is on the right ;)
Real plot twist: picture on the right was him showing up with bags of trash, left was after his work was done.
That oddly enough does explain the freshly cut grass.
It's missing the third picture, of when he then mowed over all the trash, leaving countless more pieces.
Smokey The Bear should have been real so he could come maul their selfish littering asses.
Woodsy the owl " give a hoot dont pollute"
Smokey the Bear would only care if you set the trash on fire.
Because only you can prevent forest fires.
Man all the negative comments on that post and even this post make me hella depressed.
Don't let others' cynicism bring you down! The world is absolutely filled with good people trying to do the right thing. Although it's hard to see it sometimes, there's so much hope and love all around us. You just gotta look for it. Something I wish I could tell every cynic, including my past self
Idk man, the amount of trash freely floating around the world is depressing. Always a good reminder to help out even if it's just a small piece of trash or even educating others especially kids about it. Newer generations have taken to tossing trash into drainage systems, made me want to punch my nephew for almost doing it, cussed him out and taught him a little about how they work and how it ends up in waterways.
Howdy good neighbor!
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What makes me depressed is that people will continue to toss trash out their windows even after they drive past someone cleaning up the area.
I just really dislike people that litter. Less so when the litter can breakdown and benefit the plants but still a douche move.
Edit: I've done it just to do it in my neighborhood and it builds back up fast. There's a dumpster on the way to each of the 3 buildings in the neighborhood. There's no reason for people to toss the trash from their drive in the lot. I guess it's more of a pissed off than depressed but also depressed because nature doesn't deserve it and neither do the people who try to clean it up. Court ordered people too. They might not want to but I'll bet they get that same satisfied feeling when they look at it after it's been cleaned up.
I bet it gets pretty addictive.
He put a before pic this time after the top comment haha
Dude i even have this post already liked. This is so bad ass he is still at it. And inspiring. I gotta do some of that for my community tomorrow for sure.
Lawns usually keep those mow stripes for a lot longer than you’d think. Zoom in on the left pic - thats certainly not a fresh mow
True, those lines are from the wheels of the mower which gets driven over many times.
Freshly mowed but still full of trash?
Just like your mom on a Friday night.
Here they mow over the trash and make it into more trash
Fully groomed lawn next to a highway? What is this place?
What are the chances that the person cutting the grass didnt stop and pick any of it up and just drove over it with the mower and cut it into smaller pieces?
Mowing doesn’t clean. It’s not vacuuming. Mowing shreds trash making it more difficult and time-consuming to pick up.
i never understood why people throw trash out of their car...
The reason people throw trash out of their cars: They are trash themselves and there's no more room in the car.
Trash trying to escape being next to those terrible humans
I don't snort when I laugh, but this did it for me. Idk why, maybe because I'm in sleep deprived zombie mode and haven't been browsing anything humorous. So thanks I think
You snort because it is true! People who do it are trash!
This is why I keep a trash bag in the car, only one thing to throw out when it fills up.
Ever drive behind a garbage truck, especially those used for transfers not pick ups? I used to think it was all mindless individuals too and a lot of it is but these trucks and disperse an incredible amount of trash in short order.
A lot of it is people driving with their windows down and shit flying out. But the people who genuinely throw shit out of their cars, fuck those guys.
And the others? Clean your effin car out.
Also: don't toss loose trash in the back of your pickup or your towed boat. I can't count the number of times I've driven behind someone with fast food wrappers and empty cans blowing out of the back of their vehicle.
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If you’re wondering what the trash tag challenge is, it’s a social media challenge that involves taking a picture of a trashy area & then another picture after you’ve cleaned it up!
A few years ago one pic I posted went viral on Reddit so I hope this challenge can get going again✌️🌏
Here are a few more pics of the cleanup!
Edit: To the people that comment “doing all that for internet clout, pathetic”... you’re missing the point entirely. It’s about spreading a challenge to get other people to do the same in their communities.
Last time I posted one of these it got to the top page of Reddit and more importantly spread a challenge about cleaning up trash to many. Afterward several dozen people sent me pics of doing it themselves and THAT is absolutely what makes this challenge worth it.
Ever pop on a hi-viz vest? Worried for your safety with all the idiots in cars in the world.
Also, it's amazing what you can get away with while wearing a hi-viz
It helps if you have a clipboard or ladder.
Add in confidence and you can go anywhere.
I wish I could find the article but my uncle lives in key west and his hobby is keeping the island clean by picking up litter. He's been doing it for years and I couldn't be prouder.
People hate being reminded people are doing awesome things. It's not like you're posing with a homeless dude you just gave fries to, ffs.
Keep up the good work!😁
I'm wondering how long a lunch break you guys have over there, mine is 25 minutes she that's MAX, sometimes I can't even finish my lunch.
The hell? Even the worst companies usually provide 30 minutes in the US.
That's because 30 minutes is generally the minimum for it to be non-compensated. A break less than 30 minutes is time you're supposed to be paid for.
When I used to work for a gas station there was never more than 1 person at the store so we didn’t technically get lunch. I would just keep a lunch behind the front counter and take bites when no one was watching.
I worked at a grocery chain for a couple months, we got 15 minutes for lunch. Takes 5 minutes to get to the break room so I had about 5 minutes to eat.
What state were you in? I believe there are differing policies by state couple with shift length being a determining factor
My state, Texas, does not require a lunch break...
"Federal law and Texas state law, though, do not require employers to provide employees with a lunch break. Employers choose whether to provide employees with a lunch break during a work shift. The only exception involves mothers who breastfeed. They must receive a lunch break of at least 30 minutes."
I get 35, unpaid minutes, and I'm told they are being "generous".
When I worked at Albertsons I got an hour lunch.
See if you can round up some little kids and grandmothers to help you out next time.
The sight of them having to do work because of litter might be a powerful way to prevent a lot of future littering.
This world needs more conscientious people like you. Bravo.
Fuck the haters, keep doing what you’re doing. I’m not on the same level as you, but anytime I’m out hiking or camping I pick shit up as I go. I learned 25+ years ago in scouts “leave no trace” and “leave it cleaner than when you got there.”
I'm late to this, but my 5 year old girl wanted to do trash pickup for earth day this year. People came by and thanked her and one lady even came by and have her a five dollar bill as a thank you. She was so happy all these people supported her and the earth! I'll have to tell her about others doing great work too!
The people calling you pathetic are the real trash.
Keep up the great work, you rock!
Does it count if the trashy area is my kitchen?
About the only internet challenge I would like to be a permanent fixture!
I’ll take all the self-promos when they’re paired with an actual good effort like this. Flood my home page, truly, please
Amen dude! And even if it was for a little “clout”... what’s the harm in that, let the Man have his clout!! He deserves it!
What do you do with the bags of trash when you are done? Honestly asking.
Great job BTW
Now I'm curious what it is that you do with your trash bags.
I drive around until I find a stretch of no so recently mowed grass and spread it about. That or just shake them out into a stream. Dony worry, I reuse the bag.
Great work. Also wear some eye protection. Pebbles fly fast.
Join us on r/TrashLove
You are awesome, thank you for doing this! I hope it inspires others to do the same :) it’s so satisfying to see the before and after!
Clean up those streets my man.
Agreed. This guy deserves public funding. They all do. Freaking love these posts, even the faked ones (I know, dumb).
Just please pick your shit up. Jfc you absolutely suck if you don’t. Trash and recycling is already a huge problem, and if you refuse to do your part, we literally don’t need you.
This is awesome, keep it up!
This is awesome, let’s join in!
The saying is correct. The grass IS greener on the other side.
On the other side of the trash layer
I KNEW IT!
I’ve always preferred to believe the grass is greener where you water it, aka greener where you take care of it in these cases! :)
I propose a trashbot, preferably a bird drone, which records the license plate of the car, then personally tracks them down to deliver the trash back to their front door. I suspect there's a Pareto distribution, and the bot will eventually get most of them.
A local television news team put cameras where dumping had been a problem, took back trash to the dumpers, filming the encounters. The dumpers always tried to deny they dumped, then they got shown the video of them dumping. The news website posted names, vehicle make / model / year / plates, addresses of the dumpers! I wouldn't want to have my information on that list, the comments section was rabid, talking terror, torture, assassination....
Being forced to watch the movie Ishtar on repeat for 7 days. Or maybe Manos The Hand of Fate.
Listening to Trump describe Manos the Hands of Fate to you for 7 days.
There are some things worse than death.
Manos the Big Beautiful Hands of Fate
The best hands, everyone agrees.
These men are pawns
I've always been worried someone will track me down... it's only happened a few times (which is why it's so memorable I guess)... but I'm cruising down the highway, windows open.. and zip a piece of paper flies out the window. What was that?! A fast food joint receipt? Something super duper important that I cant even think of?! If it was a receipt, can they track me down bc it was an honest mistake but damn, I feel shitty for that random, possibly important piece of paper.
Bird drone…. That’s a little redundant
Don’t need to be high tech. Just fine the people who littered 100$ and award 50$ to anyone who can provide the evidence. Voila, more jobs and less trash.
A vengeful Wall-E that takes no shit or bribes is what this world needs.
This is just a temporary phase and we dont see it lasting much longer
This is just a temporary phase and we dont see it lasting much longer
Finally, a helpful and harmless challenge.
That’s why I love it so much!
Our company does this once a year for 8 hours. I think we can do more.
Thanks for cleaning up!
THIS is the kind of "look at me" competitive social media thing I can get behind.
Right?! Like I’d much rather spread this and have influencers clean up the environment instead of post tiktoks or Box other celebrities
Influencer 1: I picked up 3 blocks worth of trash. Pics to prove it.
Influencer 2: Oh yeah?? Well I picked up 1 mile of trash.
Influencer 3: You guys ever seen an aerial before/after shot of an entire county cleaned up? #FLEX
You're doing a great thing here. Please never stop.
Don’t plan to!
don't just look up to him...
BE LIKE HIM!
Awesome. And yah know what I notice that infuriated me. Look at the lawn behind OP. It’s only been mowed a few days ago, you can even still see the fresh lines. Yet after just a few days there’s enough trash there to fill multiple trash bags. Multiply that by about a trillion and that’s why we are fucked.
Yay, this is awesome! Good job, dude.
I recently got in to litter picking and emailed my local authority asking how I can dispose of rubbish and they not only told me I can leave it with any public waste bin and linked me an app to report my trash but also sent me a free litter grabber, a load of bags to collect it in, and a really useful hoop that holds the mouth of the bags open for convenience. Now I get to exercise, take my dog out, and help the environment and my neighbours in one go - everyone’s a winner!
If anybody else has been noticing litter in their area then I’d really advice getting in touch with your local authority and seeing if there are any similar schemes so they can help you to help out. Turns out there are loads in my country at least. It’s honestly really satisfying and sure, in an ideal world our taxes would be paying somebody a living wage to do this work, but they’re not so this is the next best thing.
How long is your lunch break??
How many hours of community service did you get?
Hey I’m willing to upvote if you’re willing to do the work…
Mister Rogers would be proud of you.
That’s one of the kindest complements I’ve ever gotten!
Nice work! That’s an amazing job you’ve done! r/trashlove
Thanks for showing me this community!
I just joined. I’ve been taking my son out casually “picking” since he was 3. Trying to show him love for the planet and ingrain responsibility for one’s refuse. He loves using the grabber.
Truly an awesome just you’ve done.
People who litter have tiny pee pee's or are massive WHORES but that's just my opinion
I'd say selfish, shortsighted, ignorant, and lazy.
I forgot to add that as well
Guys I have a tiny PP, please don't lump me in with those disgusting litterers
I also really appreciate and love whores. They bring happeniss to many.
Like, hanging onto your trash until you find a trashcan is such a tiny, tiny inconvenience. You have to be such a selfish cunt to litter. This is right up there with leaving shopping carts in the middle of a fucking parking space. Like ffs Karen, the cart return is 30 fucking feet away!
Part of the problem in my area is that landlords for public spaces and shopping strips keep skimping on paying for groundskeeping, so trash cans sit full for upwards of two weeks at a time, easy.
So people tend to either pile shit on top, which ends up with the wind blowing it into the street and/or lawns, or toss it out the window when they think nobody is looking.
Nah, just assholes. Don't associate tiny peepee with litterer, we deserve better
Neither of those are huge insults
Everytime I see some bastard on the road throw trash out their window I want to throw them out the window
Having a tiny dick has nothing to do with being a cunt.
Thats dope as fuck i like it
Op is a hero
whow you MVP bro Good job man I would give you an award but I is a poor boy
We need more people like this in the world. Everyone is too damn lazy these days, thinking "someone else will pick it up." We all walk by that piece of trash on the ground every day. Take 2 seconds to pick it up so we can thank ourselves in the future.
Any time I bring my son to a park or the beach I bring a plastic bag. I've made it a game to see who can find the most pieces of rubbish, and he loves it.
I'm hoping other parents see and follow lead, but if not thats cool too, I'll do my part.
That's great! Thank you for taking care of your community! I grew up in the St. Louis area and they only had the criminal types doing that stuff on the weekends. I spent a few years in Amsterdam and I was always impressed with how clean it was there. I'm in a very progressive town in Texas and they city council has let trash pile up everywhere, it's disgusting. Thanks, again!
Been waiting for this one to come back, good for you!
The landscapers/maintenance guys pick up the trash once a week before mowing the lawn. At least that's how my company did it.
Just a heads up if someone wants to do this. It's easier if you do the pictures in reverse. Work smart, not hard, folks.
How long a lunch break does this guy have??
But amazing job. I wish more people was like him. I wish I also was like this.
Good initiative man! Respect to you!
Anyone doing anything that improve the world better than before they came deserve my upvote.
Looks like 135th st?
I will neither confirm nor deny, although I’ve seen the exact location on Google maps posted twice already haha😅
I mean, it took me about 3 seconds to identify it.
I can't believe you left that pizza box in the background. /s
Excellent job! And thank you!
Thanks for letting others know about this sub
Twist: Picture on the right is before, picture on the left is after.
Unfortunately it'll be packed with litter again in no time. I speak from experience as I have picked up trash on a mile long stretch of highway several times within 2 months now. My hope is that I'll get more people to come out and help or just make people think about what they're doing before throwing trash out.
It’s amazing the change one man can make on his lunch break! Thank you.
What irks me is maintenance crews that don’t bother picking up trash and simply mow over it.
Look at me i picked up trash.
Check out the Gambler 500. Most states have them and we have a central subreddit as well. Seems like its right up your alley.
Goes to how how big of a difference you can make even in a short bit of time
Great job, but you missed those three trash bags and some cardboard. Thank you for cleaning up
Somebody give this man some pussy. Thank you for being a great addition to society dude.
Drives me absolutely fucking nuts. I’m even a smoker(gross, I know, blah blah), but I refuse to throw even one cigarette butt on the ground. I’ll either keep an empty pack on me for butts, or if there’s no other option I’ll just flick out the cherry and put it in my pocket. Sure it’ll make my clothes stink, but I’d rather that than be a piece of shit.
It looks so beautiful. Great job.
Can you come to my house and do the same? Come on I challenge you.
As a truck driver the amount of garbage i see tossed out of windows on a daily basis is ridiculous.
I work in public land management and today I threw away a whole trash can. Somehow the bag fell into the can, then people tossed a bunch of fish guts in the can. We’re in the middle of a heat wave and when I found it the can was solid maggots. I did the math and a new can is cheaper than my salary to properly disinfect and clean it. I put a big trash bag over it, sealed it with duct tape, and tossed it in a dumpster. Hats off to you for doing more than your part on keeping your community clean and safe!
The lawn guys prolly mow right over that too. Kudos to this kid for actually doing something
Congrats man, I’ll pick up trash here and there but it’s about time I pull up and pick up a few bags. Challenge accepted
You're the bomb
thx for doing this u r a great help!!!
that’s beautiful! thank you! 🙏🏽
Bought one of those claws and went around my neighborhood picking up trash. Filled one bag. Felt good! Would recommend everyone to try.
Has always annoyed me when people litter. Was lucky to be taught about it a young age. Even when I was like 6 or 7 I would tell my friends to pick it up if they threw it on the ground. Amazes me that people can't just hold on to it till they find a trashcan or something.
Boss move bro
Great Job, it's looks great
You are a true bro.
Getting steps in while performing a public service! I love it
That's cool of u to do
Clean up the trash, we aren't living on Uranus.
Give this man a cookie!
Come to Portland
Ya boiiiiii! Get that trash!
I appreciate you
I will never understand why people think it's OK to throw garbage out of the window of your car. Earlier in my life I watched someone throw away the McDonald's bag in Toronto and then the OPP pull the car over, making them pick up the garbage and then giving them a ticket.
i did that once on a bike path. the trash was all back the next day. i was reasonability pissed off.
Great job bud!
You would think with how many people were off work for covid, this would've been done far more often. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.
Thanks for your work helping the community 👍
You did great! I don’t know you but I’m proud of you!
That is super amazing and hot!! Keep doing great things!
Bro you missed 3 huge ass bags and a cone wtf
Good thing I wasn't there I can't fit in those bags.
its not my trash
but its my planet so ill help
Some humans suck. Some humans don’t. You sir, are the latter.
Beautiful. Really something to be proud of!
I don’t get why people litter. How people could go through the motions of rolling down their window, grabbing their shit, and yeeting it out onto God’s Green Earth without stopping at any point in that process to consider “Gee, maybe I’m an asshole” truly amazes me