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County right to squash litter bug

The fact that leaders of our county have to waste time talking about solutions for a litter problem is disappointing.

We’d much rather see them able to devote time to frying bigger fish.

It would seem Americans today would be smart enough to realize tossing trash onto the ground is simply not cool.

But litter is a problem here, as it is in most communities, and the Adams County Board of Supervisors has no choice but to address it.

Their latest solution to an age-old problem seems wise.

In addition to fining the culprits, the county will pay the tattletales.

County supervisors voted to double the reward paid to anyone able to provide information that leads to the arrest of a litterbug.

Those folks out there with a quick camera finger or a knack for remembering car tags can now make $1,000 if the person they report is convicted of littering.

Cash is always a great incentive, especially for so many folks who are already aggravated when they see someone littering.

Our neck of the woods is beautiful. Miles of green grass, forests and flowers are something city dwellers would envy.

Yet too many local residents take it for granted and mistake our surroundings for a trash can.

Maybe one day the litter problem won’t need to be on the county’s agenda, but for now, the latest plan sounds like a good start.

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