Windshield Tweets: Litter Bugs!

10/20/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Windshield Twittering” series…]

Windshield junk sucks; but do you need to litter?

Most of us hate the Windshield SPAM we all get. This week’s culprits are Carmina Limousine, and Zap Lube. Both business are NOT located in Hoboken – but have an indirect negative effect on the city they wish to do business with.

However, it’s my belief that since the windshield spammers are pretty good at putting the leaflets underneath the wiper blade (unlike the Hoboken Parking Utility who can’t muster up the energy) – that the car owners themselves are the ones responsible for just tossing them on the ground.

Just because you didn’t want the flier doesn’t mean you should make your own Hoboken neighborhood more disgusting. Just bring it in your car and toss it out in the proper receptacle!

C’mon, folks!

[Stay tuned for the next Windshield Twittering entry!Note: Feel free to share your wiper-spottings – just email Hoboken411 with a clear photo or two, where you spotted it and how you’d like to be credited… ]

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19 Comments on "Windshield Tweets: Litter Bugs!"

homeworld
Member

I can’t believe how many people have the attitude that it’s OK to litter because somebody else put it there first.

I always through it in the nearest building’s garbage can, or throw it away when I get to work.

Hoboken16
Member
Hoboken16

As much as I hate having these fliers on my windshields, I’d rather that then the slice of pizza left on my hood one night.

Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

You are lucky. One of these upcoming weekends, I should do another drive around. From what I recall, the area around 7th and Jefferson was pretty well-stocked. But some wards, like the one in the southwest, had practically none.

lokelyokel
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lokelyokel

And this little ward cried wee wee wee wee wee all the way home… 😆 [quote comment=”199056″]You are lucky. One of these upcoming weekends, I should do another drive around. From what I recall, the area around 7th and Jefferson was pretty well-stocked. But some wards, like the one in the southwest, had practically none.[/quote]

iforgotmymantra
Member
iforgotmymantra

If I see ads of a business I particularly dislike, I will remove them from the sidewalk (and even gutters if I am feeling spry). Last thing I’d want is for them to eke out any advertising benefit from being the trash they are!

Town Drunk
Member
Town Drunk

Back when I had a car I would throw this garbage on the ground. Just because someone puts garbage on my car doesn’t make it my garbage or my responsibility to dispose of. Placing litter under someone’s windshield wiper is still littering and the people responsible should be held responsible. Maybe it would be less obnoxious if there were more garbage cans around town.

legendkiller
Member

agreed, the people that put it on private property should have to clean it up. Not ME[quote comment=”199004″]Back when I had a car I would throw this garbage on the ground. Just because someone puts garbage on my car doesn’t make it my garbage or my responsibility to dispose of. Placing litter under someone’s windshield wiper is still littering and the people responsible should be held responsible. Maybe it would be less obnoxious if there were more garbage cans around town.[/quote]

Evelyn
Member
Evelyn

OK, do you take junk mail that’s delivered to your house without asking and toss it on the street?[quote comment=”199011″]agreed, the people that put it on private property should have to clean it up. Not ME

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Town Drunk
Member
Town Drunk

No, but the difference is that there is a garbage can in my house.[quote comment=”199018″]OK, do you take junk mail that’s delivered to your house without asking and toss it on the street?[/quote]

Evelyn
Member
Evelyn

So it’s just you being lazy? Not that hard to respect your neighborhood, even if getting the flier wasn’t your choice.[quote comment=”199025″]No, but the difference is that there is a garbage can in my house.

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Town Drunk
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Town Drunk

yes, entirely… placing garbage on my car doesn’t make it my responsibility to dispose of. I am not interested in your holier-than-thou attitude, if you don’t want garbage on the sidewalk, don’t put it on my car. It’s that simple.[quote comment=”199064″]So it’s just you being lazy? Not that hard to respect your neighborhood, even if getting the flier wasn’t your choice.

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greentea
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greentea

Do you apply this philosophy to other situations? For instance, when it snows, do you not shovel your sidewalk since you didn’t ask for the snow? Or do you push it onto your neighbor’s sidewalk since it’s not your responsibility to care about it once it’s off your property? Just curious.[quote comment=”199067″]yes, entirely… placing garbage on my car doesn’t make it my responsibility to dispose of. I am not interested in your holier-than-thou attitude, if you don’t want garbage on the sidewalk, don’t put it on my car. It’s that simple.

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Town Drunk
Member
Town Drunk

No, my decision making process is more fluid than what you are alluding to. However, my building shovels the sidewalk, so I don’t have to worry about that. Any other useless examples you’d like to ask me about?

I didn’t realize that everyone’s windshield also doubled as a community garbage can, no wonder we don’t need garbage cans around town. Let me know where you park, I’ll swing by there the next time I walk my dog so you can dispose of his waste in the proper way. Thanks neighbor.[quote comment=”199069″]Do you apply this philosophy to other situations? For instance, when it snows, do you not shovel your sidewalk since you didn’t ask for the snow? Or do you push it onto your neighbor’s sidewalk since it’s not your responsibility to care about it once it’s off your property? Just curious.

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legendkiller
Member

nah, dont want the mailman to go postal. as far as the flier guy, he shouldnt be touching private property :mrgreen: [quote comment=”199018″]OK, do you take junk mail that’s delivered to your house without asking and toss it on the street?

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Evelyn
Member
Evelyn

Not a crime to touch a car parked in a public place.[quote comment=”199020″]nah, dont want the mailman to go postal. as far as the flier guy, he shouldnt be touching private property

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Litteredboken
Member
Litteredboken

Isn’t it a shame how few cans there are? There should be cans on every corner. One Saturday a few years back, I drove through town and mapped the locations of cans (I sort of have a life…) and there were basically NONE back beyond Washington. [quote comment=”199004″]Back when I had a car I would throw this garbage on the ground. Just because someone puts garbage on my car doesn’t make it my garbage or my responsibility to dispose of. Placing litter under someone’s windshield wiper is still littering and the people responsible should be held responsible. Maybe it would be less obnoxious if there were more garbage cans around town.[/quote]

lokelyokel
Member
lokelyokel

I have garbage cans on 3 of the 4 corners of my building and I am back off Wash. Holla!!!!!! :mrgreen: [quote comment=”199005″]Isn’t it a shame how few cans there are? There should be cans on every corner. One Saturday a few years back, I drove through town and mapped the locations of cans (I sort of have a life…) and there were basically NONE back beyond Washington. [/quote]

SqMileSmile
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SqMileSmile

Me too![quote comment=”199049″]I have garbage cans on 3 of the 4 corners of my building and I am back off Wash. Holla!!!!!!

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