I don't know if I'm being overly sensitive, but since I got back from vacation last week I've been noticing a lot more trash along the roadside than I remember. Cups, plastic pop bottles, empty cigarette cartons, broken glass seem to be every where lately. I even had to dodge a television set in the low light this morning on my way to work.
I wish I could make people stop littering, but I don't know how. There's a line from the movie Bruce Almighty where Morgan Freeman's character, God, tells Bruce, "Be the change you want to see in others". A great bit of wisdom, but at the moment, I can't figure out how to model that change.
I have found some useful stuff, the latest being a 25' measuring tape in excellent condition. On a positive note, there seem to be more people out picking up aluminum cans, so I don't see too many of those along the roads.
Hope your rides are all trash-free!