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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Bowling Green residents say students are to blame for throwing trash in their
yards, and now they're demanding the city put an end to it.
up the trash is becoming an everyday occurrence for people living next to
Bowling Green State University (BGSU). The permanent residents say they take
pride in their houses and lawns, and wish people renting nearby felt the same.
Slebos has lived there since the ‘70s, and says she's already dreading the mess
she will be forced to deal with when school starts in a few weeks.
they have a drink that they've been carrying with them, so they throw the
container down, or a paper that a sandwich has been in – those kinds of things,"
Slebos said. "There are some other, less savory things I don't even want to
between students and permanent residents could ease with a few proposed
a student-led cleanup campaign, so we're going to have students come out and
serve as a litter patrol, going around the neighborhoods and picking up trash
and litter," suggested City Councilman Daniel Gordon. "We're also going to be
having orientation sessions for renters, so when they come into the
neighborhoods, we're going to teach them how to be good neighbors."
will have to wait and see if these ideas become a reality.