ICT Trashman

 seen across town and curbside close    

    100% participation is not going to happen. just being honest.
A number more realistic that we could set our goal to be is around.....63 %
                 

Jon Marple / Founder  
 
Positive Encouragement 
It works if you
Just Believe  


    ICT Trashman is an organization in Wichita, KS with a mission to tackle.  Trash.  That's right.  Trash.  The stuff called litter.  Waste people so selfishly and inconsiderately toss away as if their mother will come along and pick up behind them.  We have laws against littering but it still occurs.  Seemingly more often than it was too because just look around next time you feel like getting out and about.  Amazing how even you see it.   Just the same as "ICT Trashman" did.   It takes time to see it in all the different ways it shows.  Plus it requires sincere honesty within oneself to acknowledge it and see it for the enormous problem it actually is..  But once that happens, and the realization that this problem has negative consequences for us all has settled in, folks will begin to care more.

    It is becoming more and more noticeable.  Popping up all throughout the city. Everywhere.  From corner to corner and from block to block, things are different as you travel along.  And that is not speaking of the differences in the make up of an areas given population.  Such as cultures, traditions, spiritual beliefs, or religion.  Not the race of people and  not that they are men or women.  The average age of the people neither.  No, now stay tracking like an old VHS tape player with it and lets keep the picture clear about what it is being discussed.   The differences are the common types of trash found.  The, variations in the amount , or even the materials mostly used.  i.e. paper/plastic cups, tissue paper sandwich wrappers, foil pouches, Styrofoam trays etc.  

    A change must take place in the way we do things if we want to pass this world on to our children, or our children's children, if we want them to have any chance of keeping the standards of living just as high for them as it has been for us.  This is a real problem that can be solved.  Not only by folks taking a stand against it, publicly or privately,  but there is a need to put in some good old fashioned work. ( lubricated by elbow grease ) In 1931, we came together, pulled up our britches, and put foot to ass and worked to build a dam that changed our country for the better.  I believe we can work to get things cleaned up and change the entire world for the better.  How you ask?  


     Well ICT Trashman is using the tools he has in his tool bag, along with the skills he has acquired from the many lessons learned during his lifetime of circumstances and situations that has taken him, literally, around the world and back again to try something different. With or without the momentum of the people behind him, to lead from the front was never a question he had to ask himself.  Riding his bicycle around with the "trashwagon" in tow while picking up the trash that peppers the landscape is just a fraction of the work he puts in.  Trying his best to not only educate the mases on the need for change, but to inspire the people to want it as well.  All while still trying to set himself up to be an example worthy enough for people to follow.   A metaphorical beacon of light that guides the way.  Putting in the time and effort required, as well as his own money, America's money, that pays for things such as this very website your reading from now.  All of this plus the facts of his own drawbacks, such as addictions to mind altering/mood altering chemicals that he continues to struggle with, people who lie in the very attempt to sabotage what progress is made, and just so much more is a task for sure.  And


                                                       what a 


                  MIGHTY

                                   

                   task it is !! 



      Now this, of course, will take time.   And patience too.   The job will never be 100% complete.  But one foot in front of the other is called walking so "One day at a time.   One piece of trash at a time.  ICT Trashman is committed for the long haul and commitment is something that does not easily intimidate him. 


  

                      Go Green and Recycle 

 Lets Avoid the " Somebody Has to be Punished "

         to make change happen way of                                                              Negative Reinforcement.

                                It is by Now ,

              Pointless & Unnecessary,

                         Creating More Problems and More Work,

               Before the Real Work Even Starts.


     ICT Trashman likes the recycle concept.  Recycling wherever possible is a wrong statement someone can make.  Recycling is always possible.   It's real, it's here, so it's possible.  A multi billion dollar industry has been built from it.  Recycling whenever available is the correct statement one should make   It all comes down to a choice one makes.

     The choice to recycle is just an individual making a decision to dispose of their waste in a certain way.  Simple.  And in this age of available technologies and the abundant capabilities of communication at our fingertips, coupled with the sheer volumes of the growing population numbers, there is no longer an acceptable excuse to not recycle.  Simple changes in our habits is all it would take to turn recycling into the "new standard way" in which we discard our waste. 

     One is also thinking outside of themselves, aware of it or not, when they recycle. Kudos to y'all!!! The selflessness of recycling should be more than just acknowledged, it should be encouraged!!  Rewarded even.  But until that day is here, Please know, ICT Trashman says thank you.  ICT Trashman acknowledges your positive contribution to saving this planet from our own self destructive ways in life.

                  

     

Mission Statement & Explanation 

 "Working to lesson the burden placed upon local property owners as well as municipal lands with regard given to the collection, removal, and disposal of loose waste debris that can noticably build up over time." 

     Actively participating in the time consuming process of gathering up and properly disposing of discarded waste ( Litter ) in areas designated and/or zoned under the label of what is widely known as public access ways.  Whether or not a given area is maintained by the land owner(s), a designated labor force (paid or volunteer), municipal service employee(s), or there is a lack any effort concerning the mantinance and upkeep;  the collection and removal of Litter, that by however has come to rest where it is found, either through, with, by, or cause of the forces of nature ; been discarded by irresponsible and/or inconsiderate person(s) who have failed to uphold the standards of the local community regulations ( the laws that say don't litter ) ,or having been placed there by forces unseen, unknown ,or even by animals relocating it will be .      * free of charge *   
     The understanding should be known that all things picked up will receive the due diligence necessary as to ensure all materials capable of being recycled are correctly sorted and properly forwarded to the appropriate destinations for disposal.
       

 ! !  All laws relevant to trespassing will be obeyed   ! !
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“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw anything ‘away,’ it must go somewhere.”

--Anne Leonard

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