Friday, June 20, 2014

Corralitas Public Staircase: Pick Up Your Butts!

Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 11, 2014.  The street, gutter, hillside, public staircase & sidewalks are not your ashtray.  If you wouldn't toss your cigarettes on the floor of your house, don't toss them here either.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Neighbors report seeing other neighbors toss cigarette butts out of moving cars on Corralitas Drive. It boggles my mind that anyone would throw a burning cigarette out a window in California (yes, I've seen it too on our hill).  They only thing I can think of is perhaps they didn't grow up in the time of TV news being the only thing on TV at dinner time, when a wildfire takes over the local media time for days on end, during fire season.   

Not only does a careless cigarette put the entire neighborhood at risk for fire, it takes 18 months to 10 years for a cigarette butt to  biodegrade, are the number one source of litter on the beach on clean-up days (they eventually wash down the river to the sea), can poison small animals & make our neighborhood a less attractive place to live.

Yet another reminder to GET YOUR BRUSH CLEARANCE DONE!