CONTRIBUTION · 9th June 2011
More pictures of garbage sites. The pictures tell the story. If people take pictures on their outings and send them to us, we can hopefully bring awareness to the dumping problem that Terracites seem to have.
Make it a contest! For the person that sends in the ugliest, most offensive private garbage pile we will give away a $20 free visit to our local dump site. Or maybe we can present these pictures to preschool children and ask "What does not belong in this picture?"
Oh and more pictures to come! I believe I have pictures of some nice sofa's, washing machines and much more. Just have to find them. They have accumilated over the years. Literally, never ending supply of garbage to take pictures of.
Someone went to Chevron and needed oil.
I don't understand? They went through all the trouble bringing this into the bush (Copper mountain), and didn't go through the trouble of taking it out.
How can anyone miss this? Do they not think, "Oh I must have left something?"
Doesn't this creek look beautiful with all the rust at the bottom?
Comment by Maria on 11th June 2011
My 4 year old nephew asked Why do people litter?, instead of just giving my answer, I asked him, Why do you think people litter? Without hesitation is answer was cause those people are lazy and want there moms to pick up there mess. I believe he is on to something.
Comment by MaggieJo on 10th June 2011
Let's take C.O.P ( Citizens on Patrol) a bit further.
We can branch out in vigilante form to be C.A.L - Citizens against Litter!
At least with all this recent exposure regarding littering...people may be less inclined to do so; lest they get snapped into a photograph that may be published.
Fines are in place for littering. So, a pic of a license plate would be fantastic!
Cuz....we've had it up to here with litterbugs...and now - we're WATCHING!
old and new
Comment by Bryan N on 9th June 2011
as stated by many, you can find this anywhere. Old and new garbage. One way those of us offended by this practice could make a difference is to make a habit of cleaning it up a bit. In our neighbourhoods, clean up around our homes. When we are out exploring the back country, parks, wherever, pick up a bit and get rid of it properly. Pyschologists will confirm people are a lot less likely to drop garbage if there isn't any, but the reverse is true. Also, confront people who you see littering. I stopped once after seeing a teen male drop some napkins, told him he should pick them up. He looked at me as if I had a third eye, and said "it's just garbage" but he did pick it up. And while we are on these topics, for the smokers out there, your butts don't just magically disappear - they are also garbage.
How 'bout looking for the fresh garbage
Comment by Nathan on 9th June 2011
All of the photos I've seen in this series so far is of old equipment or vehicles that have probably been there for more than 20 years. Left behind from old logging operations or other activity. More of a current problem is the people heading to the dump and they find it closed, so they keep heading up the Nisga'a Hwy till they find a side road, logging road or gravel pit, and dump their household refuse in a turn-around or on the side of the road. Not to mention the all the litter that falls out of uncovered loads along the highway. You'd think someone would notice all the insulation on the road that blew out of their trailer on the way to dump when they drive back to town. Do they think it was the other person who happened to be bring the same stuff to the dump?
Comment by Rudi Peters on 9th June 2011
I am with you on this one Cynthia. I think this summer instead of photographing our wonderful wildlife and mountains I will turn my lens to the ugly garbage that people leave in the bush.
I think a photo contest is a good idea, each photo should come with a GPS coordinate, this way we know were not to go. You get bonus points if your photo reveals the owner of the garbage. And, you get double bonus points if you can catch the moron in action as he/she is dumping the garbage.
Let the good times begin.