We all love Manteo, it's a small little place with water on all sides. This is the same water our kids play in, the same water we eat the fish from, the crabs, the shrimp and eat the oysters from. If you walk the Manteo Harbor you will never find ANYONE looking at gas and oil discharges from the boats ducked in the marina, you will also find areas alone the water without ANY trash cans so visitors and residents can place the trash in. Go and enjoy a day of boating and you will find no trash cans on the boat ramp at Bowsertown. Drive west over the old Mann's Harbor bridge to the newer boat ramp and commercial lot and you will find no trash cans. Where do they think all the trash goes? Don't they know that during the month of June, July, Aug. and Sep. trash rains on us here and it goes in the water. Maybe they don't notice in their ac offices.
There is always an excuse, always. There are many people trying to do the right thing for everyone on their own but it seems that those at the top just don't care! Please guys GET OFF YOUR HANDS get out there and try to make things better for you, me and the environment.
Is it too much to ask for people to be responsible and handle their own trash disposal? Who is going to daily service these newly installed trash cans? It's been my experience no trash can at all is better than a poorly maintained/ overflowing trash can.
I have never in my life taken trash out of my boat at the ramp, and am struggling to visualize somebody climbing back in their boat after hauling it out just to throw trash on the ground. Write some tickets and haul some people to jail.
What do you with your trash? It's a different world today. Just take a chair next to a boat ramp and see what, when and how. They come up the ramp at the end of the day look around see no trash cans and they take the junk in the woods or on to their truck bed and as they drive away it goes all over the place.
There is no reason why the town has no place for people to put their trash in and no reason why there is no trash cans at the boat ramps in Manteo, is not like we have many.. All they need to do is service it four month a year ones every month.
When you have no place for the trash to go in the site becomes A DUMP and the next thing people do is trash the place like bringing their home trash, dumping their deer in the fall and so much more. We need to take care what we have here or we will loose it, we pay taxes, we vote and I am sure you most people would want to see out town clean!