Cigarette butts, cigarette, cigarette butts! I am so sick of cleaning up butts in front of my house.

People drive by and toss them out the window. Since spring, I have cleaned a five-gallon bucket of cigarette butts from the lawn and roadside.

No matter where you go in Augusta and anywhere else in Maine — shopping mall parking lots, city streets, roads — cigarette butts can be seen all over the ground.

Cigarette butts are a big cause for water pollution.

Some cities have imposed a big fine for throwing butts out of car windows or walkers tossing them on the ground. Augusta should have a law that fines anyone caught throwing their butts on the ground.

Alan L. Crocker

Augusta


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