Saturday, August 30, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Walmart parking lot trash

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From page A8 | February 12, 2013 |

The people who work at Walmart need to pick up the trash.

Fairfield gave Walmart the opportunity to build a new super-size store but what did we get in exchange? A parking lot full of trash, litter and garbage.

I ask local Walmart to please give someone a job and hire them to pick up the trash in the parking lot area. I visited the store and observed several shopping carts full of trash; customers are using them as trash bins. Where the landscape was planted, trash, cigarette butts and candy wrappers were left.

Perhaps store officials should think of providing trash cans in order to curb the litter problem. I ask Walmart to please be a good neighbor and clean up the parking lot. And by the way, this is not a new problem; the old location on Chadbourne Road was the same way.

Douglas Burke

Suisun City

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  • Jackie P,.February 12, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    People should use the trash recipticles provided by the store or take their garbage home and put it in their own cans. Walmart is not the only place with trash. Look around the city people just throw their trash everywhere. I watched a lady at Wendy's throw her trash in their parking lot. People when you fill your car with gas try dumping your garbage in the recepticles right by the pump.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 12, 2013 - 1:16 pm

    I agree littering is commonplace in this city and rarely if ever prosecuted. I have these pigs visitng my neighborhood all the time throwing their trash out the window. I'd love to see them busted and receive the maximum fine and jail time.

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  • commonsense....August 15, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    While SOME people are indeed guilty of littering in parking lots, Walmart is far and away the worst when it comes to keeping their parking lots clean and litter free. Often, no trash receptacles are provided in the parking lot, and no employees are assigned to remove the trash from the grounds. The result is that litter accumulates in the Walmart parking lot, and then enters the storm sewers or blows throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Walmart keeps the floor swept INSIDE the store; they need to clean up the parking lot and landscaped areas OUTSIDE the store as well.

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  • TweetsFebruary 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    People have no regards to what they do with their trash. They throw it out the windows, they open their car doors and dump it. The leave it in shopping carts, speaking of shopping carts, the public is so lazy, there might be a place a few feet away to take the shopping carts, yet they will put it in a place where it can bang into someones parked car. We live in an entitled society, I have pointed out to the police what is going on but they choose to ignore it.thats why these slobs continue to do it. I would also like to know how so many pass their drivers test, by how they break every rule of the road. They drive in the single white lines, they drive through red lights, thinking they can, they don't stop at red blinking school bus stop signs. I really think DMV needs to be accountable for passing so many law breakers.

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