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Texas Trash Off a huge success for Waco

Texas Trash Off

Ask anyone who attended NORML of Waco‘s Texas Trash Off event, and they’ll tell you that it was a great success.

People traveled from up to 60 miles away to take part in the non-profit group’s Adopt-A-Highway program as part of a statewide effort to clean up Texas roadsides.

Men and women of all ages showed, 17 in all, to pick up trash alongside Highway 164 between Waco and Mart, and even more attended the private after-party.

A lot of trash was picked up, mostly cans, bottles, and tire treads, but many other odds and ends were collected as well.

One person in attendance remarked that they were slowly finding all of the pieces to a green fiberglass building, a reference to the material which mysteriously turns up at every trash pickup event.

A kennel was found as well, and several paid their respects to an armadillo who didn’t make it across the road.

armadillo

Each event there’s always one odd item which stands out among the rest. This time the winner was a tube of Astroglide. You never know what people will throw out the window of a moving vehicle.

Also found was a cellphone which one activist took home and charged up. After getting the phone back on, he got in contact with the phone’s owner and was able to successfully return it to him.

Everyone had a great time and it was encouraging to have many people drive by and honk their horns in support of the community service that activists were performing. At one point a man who lives within the two mile stretch of NORML of Waco’s adopted highway came out to thank the group for their efforts.

Groups such as this are becoming a major presence in towns across Texas, and they’re helping to turn the tide of opinion to a more favorable position when it comes to cannabis legalization.

By: Stephen Carter
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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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