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Neighbors: BGSU students need to clean up their trash

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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Some 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.

Picking 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.

Joan 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.

"Maybe 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 mention."

Tensions between students and permanent residents could ease with a few proposed changes.

"Have 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."

Residents will have to wait and see if these ideas become a reality.

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