To the Editor: Because it is necessary

For the publisher:

Why doesn’t the City of Bar Harbor provide Hadley Point with solid, bug-proof garbage cans with systematic disposal?

Hadley Point is a public beach and boat launch owned by the City of Bar Harbor and operated by the Parks and Recreation Committee. Local and state departments of marine resources manage the apartments and fishing there. Recently, Hadley Point was promoted as a Great Sunset Destination by the Chamber of Commerce. Now huge crowds gather there for sunset, picnics, and campfires on the beach.

The city of Bar Harbor has installed a porta-pot there. This partly recognizes the need for sanitation and health, but no garbage is provided anywhere. Instead, one particular agenda persists in being put forward – a gravely mistaken expectation that visitors to Hadley Point will “do what they wear.” They don’t. Another completely flawed theory holds that the garbage at Hadley Point “is pouring into storm surges”. For the most part, the trash at Hadley Point has been and will continue to be generated and thrown away by the people who go there. I was reprimanded and told ‘don’t complain’ as that would result in ‘higher taxes’ or ‘hiring a monitor’.

Denying the facts, how garbage cans are not provided, directly contributes to the lingering sanitation and questionable health problems. The dumping of garbage all over Hadley Point will persist. To reduce this atrocity, there is a need to provide sturdy, creature-proof bins at Hadley Point and their routine emptying. It is the only healthy and practical solution to immediately correcting what is wrong and what is increasing.

Without providing trash, people will continue to throw away trash. After sunset, when darkness falls, it is similar to what happens to the floors of theaters and stadiums where containers of popcorn, candy wrappers and drinks fall out when people leave after shows. or matches.

Unfortunately, the fresh waste increasingly left behind at Hadley Point includes dirty loaded diapers, beer cans, glass and plastic bottles, plastic cups, picnic waste, wrappers, wrappers, toys, fishing tackle and, although confusing, a large number of shoes, socks and briefs. A lot of garbage is deposited in the vegetation along the perimeters of the parking lot and the shore; some are finally swept by the wind where they get mixed up desperately.

Acadia National Park provides sturdy, critter-resistant garbage cans in parking lots, picnic areas and wherever people crowd. It is necessary. The City of Bar Harbor provides trash cans throughout downtown, near parks and playgrounds, as needed.

It is time to do the same for Hadley Point, because it is necessary.

Beth ellen warner

Salsbury Cove

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