What’s that old saying about volume vs. quality? ‘You lose a little on every sale, but make it up in volume.’ Something like that.
The situation is switched around for litter picker-uppers. Quality is good (less trash) while volume is bad (more trash).
That’s how it pans out for me most days. Sometimes you pick up so little you wonder why you took a bag. Sometimes you retrieve enough that a wheelbarrow would come in handy. I guess the point is there’s always something to pick up, sort, recycle.
There’s no escaping the fact that there is a lunatic fringe (apologies Red Rider) that seems hell bent on rolling down the window to jettison whatever they feel like tossing aside.
In about 90 minutes I’ll hit the bricks again for 2.5 miles. How much is out there is anybody’s guess. I’m hoping for quality over volume.