More Residents Speak Out on Trash in Ocala/Marion County

In response to previous letters that discussed the litter issue in Ocala/Marion County, more Ocala residents wrote to share their thoughts on this topic.

“During my first week here after leaving California, where everyone is very environmentally conscious, I saw someone right next to me at a red light sticking their hand with a bag full of fast food junk out the window and dropping it right on the floor I almost got out of my car and threw it in their open window but the light changed too quickly. Who’s wrong with the people here? It’s disgusting. Ocala is so beautiful. Why would you throw your trash like that?” said Ocala resident Maria Shahi.

“I love the idea of ​​the barcode and the opportunities for people with no income to help themselves and their community. That’s what Ocala lacks. There should be more publicity throughout the city: posters, billboards, stickers, etc. Maybe we could start with an informative resource meeting with tents and flyers, maybe in downtown Tuscawilla Park. I have a lot of hope,” says Ocala resident Stormie Miller.

“I really like the idea of ​​having the litter pick up the trash, but it should last a week or a month. Let it sink into their skulls,” says Ocala resident Kay Voge.

“The trash on the sides of the roads in Marion County has gotten ridiculous. I drive county road 484 daily and it sickens me to see bags of garbage dumped on the side of the road. Whole bags of rubbish are thrown on the road and animals litter the rubbish everywhere. It would be beneficial for local law enforcement to check bags for mail/addresses to cite people littering,” says Ocala resident Lloyd Lord.

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Jessica C. Bell