* RURAL CRIME * Drive by Dumping Only Increasing
If you’ve got an old mattress you need to get rid of what do you do? Pay to take it to the dump or drive out to the country and send it flying? The latter option is free and probably more exciting than paying someone to take your trash. Thrill seekers and cheep skates are both dumping their trash at a higher rate as dumping fees keep rising. This has a very negative effect on the environment and can easily be avoided.
Check out freecycle a non-profit group created to bring local areas together to find people who want your trash. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure; free cycle is the best forum for this bit of wisdom. Freecycle has kept the equivalent of Mt. Everest in trash from going to landfills. All you have to do is join a network near you.