I have observed an interesting fact regarding the closure and subsequent reopening of the west bridge on U.S. Highway 166. My husband, a farmer and wonderful steward of the land has always carried a big trash bag in his truck. When he sees trash discarded on our road he stops his vehicle and picks it up lamenting that people feel it alright to pitch their fast food bags, various drink cans (including beer of course) on rural roads.

Every week he set it out with our household trash for pick up. During the closure of the west bridge an interesting phenomenon occured. The trash on our road stopped. I mean next to nothing. This continued for the past year. With the reopening it took only one day for trash to return. What does this mean? I have my thoughts on the subject.

 

PL McCorgary

Arkansas City

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