The incredible amount of litter in Portland has been bothering me for a while, and I have made it my personal pet project in whatever neighborhood I have lived in, for 6 months now.
I have been picking up litter in the Emerald City, Piedmont District (N-NE Portland) for two weeks now, and it really does not look any better! I took a placard into the Taco Bell on MLK & Lombard, and asked them to please display it, as most of the trash is Taco Bell trash. I received a blank stare as if they had never heard of such a thing.
Maybe I have had too many apples for breakfast, or too many hot toddies for lunch, but I am just irritated.
I have chosen to start up a small Litter Watch program of my own, as I
Truly Believe in the Power of One,
and have created a little form letter than any of you can use. You can drop this off or mail it to any businesses in your neighborhood that are not keeping their property cleaned up.
In regards to bus stop litter, Trimet's response to phone calls and emails has been very disappointing, and I will be addressing that issue as soon as I find the time. I highly doubt Mayor Potter will even give the issue a second glance, so I am not bothering to suggest calling/writing him on the issue. I believe this is an issue the community needs to resolve on it's own.
Thank you for humoring me.
<a href=" http://www.invisiblemagick.com/littergone.pdf">Letter for Littering Businesses</a>