Neighborhoods are very important to the life blood of Aiken. They make up the fabric of who we are as a whole; a compilation of cultures and attitudes.
One attitude I find unacceptable is that of “why should I do it? It's not my job.” Which brings me to litter.
In my neighborhood, some of us make a commitment to keep the block on which we live picked up even if litter is not directly in front of our houses. The result is pretty nice. There is no litter.
So even if it's not your job, pick it up. Guaranteed the person who threw it there won’t be back to claim the bottle, can, to-go container, etc., and it will probably be there for a very long time.
The choice is everyone’s – live with litter or no litter.