Kings County highway ramps a 'disgrace': Atwater

Kirk Starratt
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Wayne Atwater

A Kings County councillor says garbage along highway ramps is “a bee in my bonnet” and he wants it cleaned up.

Wayne Atwater told his colleagues at the recent committee of the whole session that he doesn’t care if signage is posted or if councillors have to stand there with garbage bags.

“As councillors, perhaps we should adopt a ramp instead of adopting a highway,” Atwater said. “I just want to get these ramps cleaned up if I can.”

Atwater said his goal is for Kings County to have the cleanest highway ramps. He said some of the trash might be coming off garbage trucks, but that’s not where all of it is coming from. He called the current state of ramps in Kings a “disgrace.”

Atwater said highway ramps in PEI are so clean that “you could put a blanket down and have a picnic.”

Atwater suggested holding some sort of pilot project in Kings to help clean up the garbage collecting at on and off ramps along Highway 101. Council voted in favour of writing a letter to the province requesting that signage be posted to remind the public that the disposal of garbage at highway ramps in the County of Kings is prohibited.

Geographic location: Kings, PEI

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  • R. Swicker
    August 08, 2014 - 08:20

    Hey Wayne, instead of you and the council sitting in chamber talking about it, and writing letters, just take some action and get it done! Chris Cuvilier rallied some people in Hantsport to do this exact thing...if he can do it without the powers of council, why not you?! http://www.hantsjournal.ca/News/Local/2013-12-23/article-3554666/Hantsport-citizens-take-trash-cleanup-into-their-own-hands/1