Picking Up Trash In The Neighborhood / While Walking The Dog / Property Values

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Picking Up Trash In The Neighborhood / While walking the Dog

Spunky Bruiser


As a responsible dog owner.... Wipes, Toilet Paper and Plastic Bags are the have to items I take with me when walking Spunky.  I make sure I take extra grocery store bags just to put trash in.  I can't believe how much trash I pick up just walking a mile in my neighborhood.  

Maybe my small but steady walking the dog effort will inspire the neighbors to help me and take pride in their neighborhood and home ownership.  I live in a nice neighborhood but litter does affect property values, and having trash blowing around the neighborhood is not a good thing. 

Trash/litter is for sure an eyesore and...What message is it sending to potential buyers driving through the neighborhood?

Perhaps litter is something that should be addressed more often at community meetings. 

Comments (8)

Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

MaryEllen - good for you - this is a great idea.   Next time I walk my dogs, I think I'll take a trash bag too.

Aug 21, 2011 03:44 AM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

That is a great idea. If we all did a little bit, that would add up.

Aug 21, 2011 03:48 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

What a simple concept that can make a huge impact! Nice idea, MaryEllen!!

Aug 21, 2011 03:49 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
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This is a great thing you are doing it takes little time and effort to keep the neighborhood looking beautiful maybe some individuals will follow suit.

Aug 21, 2011 03:58 AM
Elizabeth Birmingham
EB Realty - Grand Junction, CO

We all need to help out our neighbors. I live near a park. On windy days the trash blows out of the garbage can and into my yard and alley. I pick up lots of trash. It is good exercise too. All that bending and squatting.

Aug 21, 2011 03:58 AM
Mary Ellen Tulloch
Potomac, MD

aww thanks you all just made my day!!! :)

Aug 21, 2011 04:35 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Yea MaryEllen! WooHoo! I love the way you think. This is awesome. Time to take Reecie for a walk....here Reecie! Off to clean up!


Aug 21, 2011 01:16 PM
Mary Ellen Tulloch
Potomac, MD

Thanks Deb :)  It's almost time to walk Spunky but as I drove my daughter to work it looks like I don't have much to pick up today...some days will be easy days...Yay!!!

enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Aug 22, 2011 12:17 AM