I Hate Littering

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    Why Can't People That Smoke Throw Their Cigarette Butts And Empty Packs In The Trash

    I admit that I am a smoker, trying to quit, have quit before and will eventually quit again. If I am somewhere outside I twist the lit end off, it burns up to ash. And I put the butt in my pocket, when I find a trash can I throw it away. It's the same with my empty cigarette...
    Perloined Perloined
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2010

    Rubbish And Yet More Rubbish......

    I live in the countryside and there is a popular beauty spot nearby which is popular with many.  It is an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is quite a haul up to the top from the car parks.  Nevertheless, many arrive - particularly in the evening - to enjoy a panorama...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

    I Am Disgusted By So Much Litter Around The Streets

    what ever happened to "DO THE RIGHT THING" AND CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA??? there is so much litter around Capalaba and along rail lines and schools and shops and industrial sites its a sad reflection on how humans have raped mother earth of her beauty... I  can remember at school we...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jun 3, 2011

    I Hate Littering

    I have always be amazed about todays society with reguards to littering.  Whenever I go anywhere(especially the beach,parks,etc) I sometimes like to just to observe the people around me & see if they are going to use(throw away) their trash before they leave.  For...
    softsoles softsoles
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2010

    You Got a Pocket?

    I hate littering.  What is wrong with these people?  Do they just love filth and trash so much, that they want to share their joy?  I have seen people pass up a trash can and throw their trash right beside it , and even knock over the whole container.  I...
    Insomniac Insomniac
    51-55, F
    5 Responses May 14, 2008

    Litterers P*ss Me Off

    I just went to a gas station and as I was driving in ..a couple in a car was driving out.. They threw out a bag with a beer can in it on the ground. I WENT OFF!! I yelled DO you not know what a trashcan is? ...Didnt you see like 6 trash cans at the gas station! They looked at...
    ceb7088 ceb7088
    Oct 12, 2011


    Years ago, the litter problem was terrible. Then the Indian commercial started playing on tv. You know the one.  An Indian arrives, in full native dress, on horseback, I think, and surveys the littered landscape.  The camera closes up to his stoic face...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2008

    It Really Bugs Me

    Garbage on the ground isn't nice to see. Especially non-biodegrdable. It also bugs me a lot that most of the time when you'r out walking it can take forever to come across a garbage can. Even in a provincial capitol this is a big problem, it's even worse in the rural areas here...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2008

    Dont Underestand People!

    I live in a place of a lot of green nature and I dont underestand how people throw their lays(or whatever) bag to somewhere they regulary walk, somewhere they often walk by. I just cant underestand... its probably the lack of respect...for anything around. That must be the...
    AwakingDreamer AwakingDreamer
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2008


    Pick up your ******* trash. The world is not your garbage can.  &**()*&^%$%^*&(#*(#&$)!!!!!!!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 7, 2008

    If every time a bell rings,

    an angel gets it's wings; then I think that every time someone litters, those wings fall off; and the poor angel plunges to earth. They get knocked unconscious and amnesic, upon impact with our earth, and wake up as alcoholic homeless folk. Stop littering! We have too many...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Jul 15, 2014

    What Is Wrong With People?

    Do you really think that when you throw your trash on the ground it doesn't matter? Well, honestly I am willing to bet most people who litter don't actual think about it at all. And even if they did, they probably wouldn't care. This really annoys me. We all live in this world...
    LonelyGirl1230 LonelyGirl1230
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2013

    Do Not Litter

    I don't understand how many of us can litter.  It is a shame how people can do it.  I don't think it is so hard to get to a bin and dump whatever needs to be thrown instead of littering. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    It'sthat Slobberhoness Season Again

    Note: The type of season described in the title is German for "sloppy". It's that time of the year around my apartment. Spring. Warmer weather. Longer days. And scattered garbage from my back door to the trash cans in the alley. When I take the garbage out, I take the small bag...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 24, 2013
    Kylieprincess Kylieprincess
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2014


    It takes as much energy to put your garbage in a can as it does to throw it on the ground or out a car window..I just don't get it! The world is ugly enough without all that litter everywhere!
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    Terrible Habit

    One of my top "hates". Saw a woman dump a bag of wrapped candy into her purse at a bus stop i was parked next to recently, threw the bag on the ground. I rolled down mhy window and said, "Excuse me, you dropped something." She made a "whatever" face so I got out of the car...
    vabrunette vabrunette
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2011

    Littering Is For Jerks

    I volunteer with an environmental group to raise awareness about recycling and clean up trash in our town...i really hate littering
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

    I Don't Understand

    why the hell is it so hard to walk a few feet to a trashcan or put trash (paper and such) in your pocket?
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    41-45, F
    Sep 14, 2008

    A couple of days ago I was in the city

    for a concert and was walking to the venue when I passed the remnants of a protest by some pro-Palestinian socialists (you know the type), Now, I believe in the freedom to peacefully protest, but this one angered me immensely. Not because of what they were protesting, but...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 20, 2014

    Put It Where It Belongs

    I live in a nice neighborhood, but just outside our neighborhood is a rundown trailer park. These people dump their mattresses, tv stands, couches, trash bags, you name it, on empty lots in our nice neighborhood. They've been caught, but of course they continue to do it. Who can...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2008


    we have a beautiful countryside, i hate to see it ruined by seeing rubbish strewn everywhere, its not hard to take rubbish home and put it in the bin
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Sep 20, 2008

    Me Too

    I hate littering too. There used to be lots of anti littering commercials on TV – the crying Indian – woodsy owl who gave a hoot and didn’t pollute but I haven’t seen them in awhile. I see more and more litter these days and at least I can say none...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2008


    The sad truth, as if we didn't know, is that I (or you) could pick up litter all day every day for a year, and there'd be no appreciable dent in the problem. Supposedly, 48% of all Americans will admit to having littered at one time or another. Stir in those who don't admit it...
    johnkelin johnkelin
    1 Response Feb 22, 2011

    I felt bad about only putting up the last post

    about littering - I only was a litter vigilante like that once... (but it was empowering) Anyway, so I always bring a spare bag with me when I walk my dog. This way I can pick up just about all the litter I see along the way. I just toss it into the trash with my dog's poop...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Jul 12, 2014

    What was I thinking?

    True story:  I was out on a second date with a guy and we were in my car.  He threw some wrapper out of the window, so I stopped the car and made him get out and pick up his litter while ranting about how ignorant and trashy that made him look.  He did as I said...
    misselizabeth misselizabeth
    31-35, F
    Mar 2, 2008

    Do Your Part

    If you want me to have a really negative opinion about you before you say a single word, go ahead and throw your McDonald's trash out your car window or toss whatever it is you don't want to carry around anymore on the ground. Maybe I'll just shake my head in disgust, but you'll...
    livelustlove livelustlove
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2012

    Pick It Up

    When I got back from my morning walk a few days after Christmas, 2010, I carried a plastic shopping bag bulging with stuff. Not consumer goods from post-Christmas sales, but empty Miller Lite and Budweiser cans, empty Red Bull and Pepsi and Coke cans, tiny Jim Beam bottles...
    johnkelin johnkelin
    Jun 14, 2011

    School Shooting Threat Today...

    so we had a school shooting threat, starting with graffitti on the walls that said shooting. Where i found it was on the handicapped stalls near the focus room, others found it in the bathroom next to the office. i concluded later, after i got back from my terrible allergies...
    loverOfScience loverOfScience
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 28, 2011

    Save the Earth

    Yep oul applebomb here is a bit of hippy!! I loove the planet and dont want to violate it
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    1 Response Jul 13, 2008


    Littering,not for me,Not my style,Hate it,Why people do it,I don'no.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 30, 2012

    I Hate Littering.

    I really wonder how somuch people can be so lazy to just go to the nearest garbage can to throw away their garbage. If there is none around just hold it until you get home or something. Thats what I awalys do wen it comes to stff like empty soda cans or slushy cups. EVIL...
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    Jul 11, 2009

    I Hate Littering

    I hate littering so therefore I don't litter.  I always put my garbage in garbage cans or garbage bins.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Mar 26, 2012

    I Hate Littering

    I hate littering. I don't litter.   I have seen someone toss garbage onto the side of the road from their red vehicle and quickly drive away!  
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    1 Response Jan 2, 2012

    Simply Hate It

    In my country- people always litter. I mean, they eat the toffee and throws the wrapper out the window! Can you believe that? And during election times- the towns are unbearable! Why can't they just walk to the bins? They're destroying our beautiful world. They just throw them...
    Yeshmanthi Yeshmanthi
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2011


    I don't know what it is, but when I watch people just chuck little bits of paper onto the sidewalk, I get really pissed. It's funny because I probably do worse things (like not sorting my trash to recycle when I'm too tired to do so), but still, just such a public display of...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    Sep 1, 2008

    It's So Stupid!

    Seriously, why would you litter! It's so pointless, there are bins EVERYWHERE! And even if there wasn't many, you can easily hold on to it. Sigh, some people!
    owen6000 owen6000
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2012

    It's Disgusting

    My school is just littered with garbage, plastic bags, things people throw around the hallways and just leave to gather dust. My friends and I once tried picking some of the stuff up, but there was so much, and then a teacher actually yelled at us. She wouldn't give us a reason...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    16-17, F
    Mar 30, 2008

    Story #253 I Have Taught My Kids To Hate It Too.

    And they have taught their kids as well. Once, when my grandson was about 3 or 3 1/2, he and his mom were waiting for a bus, when this man came and waited with them. While he was waiting, he took out cigarettes and a pack of matches. He removed the last cigarette from the pack...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2011

    I grew up in a place

    where it was very rural. If I threw a coke can down, I'd see it there for years... So I always picked UP trash... Now I live in the city, and there is so much litter everywhere. I'm always picking up trash and trying to help keep the place a little better - especially around...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Jul 12, 2014
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