The trash beside the roads in Alabama is shocking. The roads in St. Clair County are so littered with boxes and papers that it looks like a third world country.  

How is it that other states, such as Vermont, for example, have zero garbage on the roads? What is their secret? Are we so low on the rung on the environment here in the South that it is accepted as our badge of recognition? I say we most certainly are.  

Visitors from other states often remark on the filth of Alabama roads. What can be done? For sure the state will not clean it without a request. Prisoners used to do it, but no more.

There is a lack of pride by the legislators here in Alabama to do anything at all about it. No fines, no enforcement, no cleanup details, and no interest.

Linda Barrett