Janie Black hates litter. For years she has been picking up litter from the sides of roads. Recently, she has moved to Beachwood Road in Walterboro and continued her endeavors.
“I can’t stand bottles and cans everywhere,” said Black. “It’s a shame to see litter and paper all over the sides of the road. People shouldn’t litter. It is embarrassing when you ask friends to come over and there is trash everywhere.”
Black’s small white house is pristine, with a picket fence, bench with cushions, and lawn décor. But she wants to spread that beauty throughout her neighborhood.
“I am 73 years old, and I care about my neighborhood. I walk outside on sunny, warm days, and if I see litter, I pick it up. I put it into piles for the county to come pick up. Once I was picking up trash and a man came out of his home, yelling at me. He thought I was messing up his yard. When he realized I was there actually picking up trash, he was happy and thanked me,” Black said.