Friday, 28 June 2019

Yobs

I'm just back from my walk. I pass the playing fields, it's a place where the youths congregate after school on a summer evening. It's on the edge of the village and they meet up at the bottom end where no one can see what they are up to. I have been taking my litter picking stick with me and a carrier bag, and usually find a few cans and bottles. Tonight I didn't intend to pick litter so took nothing with me, except my camera.

It's Friday night, and look what I found. There is always more at the weekend than during the week. It must be because they get their pocket money on a Friday and spend it in the shop.


I found a small carrier bag which came from the takeaway, but it wasn't enough to contain it all, so I walked to the car park and removed a black bin liner from one of the bins.

We seem to have a group of yobs in our village who do this every weekend. It's blooming annoying. We have a nice village but some people are intent on spoiling it.

Big day tomorrow, I'll be busy at the Summer Fair.
Toodle pip.  Ilona

PS added on Saturday morning. Attention members of the International Walking Group. Sunday is the last day of the month and June is the halfway point in the year of the challenge. How far are you off achieving your goal? My target is 500 miles, and I'm going to make it. One more 3 mile circuit of the village to do. Yipppeeeeeee. Check in day is on Monday the 1st of July. 

15 comments:

  1. We get a deposit back for drink bottles, so you rarely see that...garbage on the other hand...yes.
    Barb from Canada

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    1. Sainsbury's are trialling an idea here, they are installing deposit machines in their stores. You feed it plastic bottles and it spits out a voucher for 5p to spend in their store. A lot of people wouldn't be bothered to claim it, but I would be collecting a lot more because it would be like free money and I could get my groceries for nothing.

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    2. What a great idea! What an interesting post that could make...

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    3. Hello Ilona, So I am not the only one who gets frustrated by seeing rubbish everywhere :-) Which Sainsbury1s is trying out the reverse vending machines? There aren't any in my area so far :-( This is why I amde a video about reverse vending machines, as I think taht is just an awesome idea and they are so easy to use. I hope there will be more of them very shortly everywhere.

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  2. I wish we had a machine to get paind for bottles. Maybe a bin could be placed where the kids drop things.

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    1. We do have plenty of bins around our village, and at the points where they congregate. They ignore them and drop the rubbish right next to them.

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  3. I really dont know how anyone can stand up and walk away from that mess.They must check that they havent left their phones when they leave so why cant they take their rubbish as well? It makes me so angry.Is this the mentality of some of the young these days...just couldnt give a damn!Too busy taking selfies and seeing how many likes they can get on facebook.xx

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  4. I like the idea from Sainsbury, we always got bottles and jam jars for money when we were young it was enough to get us a few pennies to get us a dinner. Sometimes the scouts do a litter pickup in the village which help them to keep the place is clean. The weather looks good this week. Have a nice week Ilona.
    Hazel

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  5. We have one of the bottle recycling machines in Tesco. Like you Ilona, I pick up rubbish on my way into town, but last week as I was putting it in a bin a council lorry went past and shouted I shouldn't be doing that! They'd rather it was left on the floor then?

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  6. We have a young "homeless" woman who begs at a major intersection near to where I work. I put homeless in quotes as she seems very clean, changes clothes often and even though she claims hunger, people seem to give her so much food that every night she leaves piles of garbage on the sidewalk and street all around her spot (some of the food containers are never taken out of their bags or even opened). There are garbage & recycling bins within a few feet and I find it very annoying that she can't even be bothered to walk those few feet.
    I also find it very ironic that those yobs are the age of those same people who caused so much grief in London with their Climate Change (something I do believe in) protests. Apparently they also left behind the same sort of garbage - just hundreds of times more of it. It seems to be more our age group Ilona that actually puts in the work to do the recycling and the cleaning up!
    Good luck with your stall at the fair.

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  7. I feel your despair Ilona. A local common to us which is very pleasant to walk round with our dog and enjoy suffers the same thing during the better weather months. We pick up and bin it which is by the gate so why can't they?

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  8. It's the same in our village Ilona. I am always picking up litter dropped around the benches on our recreation ground. There is a bin about 6 feet away, but the little louts can't be bothered to walk that far....

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  9. It's a shame that people leave their garbage, but I wouldn't point fingers just at youth. I've witnessed people of all generations just get up from picnic tables with all their crap, put good things back, and then just expect the park workers will clean up the rest. while less seen by Senior citizens, I don't know what it is about disposable coffee cups that people feel it is OK to just leave on a bench, or ground.

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  10. I get so angry when I see this kinda thing. It was instilled in me as a kid not to throw litter on the ground etc and i'd 've got a clip round the earhole if me mum got me doing so. To this day, and I'm 59 now, I still can bring myself to throw even a toffee wrapper and always put my rubbish in my pocket 'til I either see a bin or get home to throw it!

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