Pick up roadside litter

The Citizens’ Voice -Editor: Roadside litter and illegal dumpsites in Northeast Pennsylvania do more than spoil the scenery. Those old rubber tires, electronic castoffs and other trash can potentially harbor disease-bearing insects and rodents, as well as slowly leach harmful materials into our soil and streams. The unsightly junk also negatively impacts people’s perceptions of this place, which some observers suggest might even discourage tourism and visitor dollars from entering the local economy.

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