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Trash Talk in Kentlands

Trash Talk in Kentlands


The sounds of this morning in Kentlands were the cawing calls of crows. Evidently, we have a flock of crows visiting the neighborhood. Crows are regular wintertime visitors in Maryland and in urban areas they are best known for ripping open trash bags and making a big mess to be cleaned up by local residents.

The Kentlands Citizens Assembly does require residents to use trash cans, with secure lids, rather than just trash bags on collection days. Frequently, surplus trash goes into a bag that is sitting next to the garbage can.

The crows are in town and it is time for all to be more diligent with trash disposal. Be sure to use your trash cans rather than the bags that the crows love so much to rip apart. It may be a good time to treat yourself to a new garbage can for 2018!


Happy New Year!


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Comment balloon 9 commentsRoy Kelley • December 24 2017 07:15PM


Hi Roy Kelley 

Great post.

Up here in the Pacific Northwest we have to be careful with our Trash in Suburban areas due to Bears.

Wishing you and yours a Wonderful 2018


Posted by Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services (Big Bear Realty) 11 months ago

We have carts which really pack a ton of for recycling and one for garbage...with "crow proof" lids !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 11 months ago

Having a murder of crows going through your trash would not be fun! We have to worry more about raccoons tearing through those kinds of bags.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 11 months ago

Now this is one problem I've not seen in my area, Roy, despite the fact that I do see crows hanging around.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 11 months ago

Great advice Roy.  We have crows in our area, and all our trash is secure.  Wishing you a great 2018.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

Not sure what is worse - crows or squirrels! :-)

Posted by Francine Viola, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs - Olympia WA (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) 11 months ago

I have not seen crows in my area. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 11 months ago

Our trash collection services will not pick up bags that are on the ground or auxiliary cans. That makes them free game for the birds and varmints.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago