You would think that after all the complaints, U.S. 278 would become one of the show corridors to the Lowcountry and our beaches.
Last week, I saw a group picking up litter and thought, “Wow, someone is listening.” It appears that was a premature dream.
One day after the pick-up, litter was back and mounting.
How is it that on the Hilton Head Island side of the bridge we see very little litter?
Every day, truck after truck of garbage comes over the bridge and drive though the Bluffton area. Some drop nothing, but some have poor covers and they drive fast, allowing plastic sheeting, paper, wood and an assortment of five-gallon buckets to fall to the side of the road.
If you add this and all the garbage and waste trucks just coming through Bluffton, what a mess.
In addition to the litter, add the weeds, car parts from all the accidents, and the lack of any flowers or anything that shows pride in the Bluffton area. The only positives are the plantings by the private communities that make a wonderful effort to show civic pride in their community.
Is it too much to ask the town of Bluffton to step up and address civic pride as well?
For those who chose to throw litter from their cars or trucks, I hope the community is watching and we hope that instead of being part of the problem you wake up and become part of the solution. This is your community too.
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