|Updated: 9/13/2011 9:29 am
||Published: 9/12/2011 10:32 pm
Fed up with trash, an east Tulsa woman has taken to the streets to fix the problem as best she can.
“It has to be done,” said Maria Wiltshire. "Even if you're just walking through town and you see a piece of trash and you pick it up and you put it in the nearest bin, you're doing a service."
Wiltshire grew up in Tulsa. She said the city has declined over time, and littering is a sad example.
"I don’t know if you would qualify it as a lack of respect, or a lack of appreciation for your city and upkeep," said Wiltshire.
Since January, Wiltshire said the problem seems to have worsened. She said she has contacted the city multiple times to complain about the problem.
‘I’ve emailed them 20 to 50 times.” Still, she said little has been done.
City officials said they have only received two emails from Wiltshire. Officials also said both complaints have been addressed.
Wiltshire vowed to continue doing her part. She said she will also continue to email the City of Tulsa.
If you have a complaint about trash, you can call the Mayor's Action Center at (918) 596-2100.
If caught littering, you could receive up to a $150 fine, and even an arrest.