We have been living in Lakeland for six months and from the beginning I have been surprised by the amount of garbage and litter along the roads. Every day you can take a short drive and see mattresses, cushions, furniture and various plastic and paper litter. Polk County and Lakeland need to do a better job of keeping the area cleaned up. Let's not turn Lakeland into Litterland.

Naddy Baumgartner, Lakeland