One Man's Trash; Cleaning Up Herkimer

One Man's Trash; Cleaning Up Herkimer

There are 3 comments on the WUTR story from Jul 30, 2012, titled One Man's Trash; Cleaning Up Herkimer. In it, WUTR reports that:

He's 75 years old, but that doesn't stop him from trying to make a difference. Wendell Hopkinson can be seen traversing the streets of Herkimer cleaning up cigarette butts, paper, and plenty of other things along the curb.

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Herkimer, NY

#1 Jul 30, 2012
Its so nice to see a story on this. Thank you WUTR. In your spare time gathering all the usual stuff you're able to get a story that really matters. My kids all the time ask who that guy is and now I can finally show them! Thanks!!

Herkimer is a better place with Wendell around.
not what it seems

Herkimer, NY

#2 Aug 19, 2012
Tthe old gentleman is not all there upstairs. He needs some intervention. He is picking up cig. butts and smoking them. Doesn't bath often or wash his hands or scrub his nails for that matter. Lives in Galinsky Apts. and by touchng door handles and elevator buttons could be spreading disease. I pray he doesn't get hit by a car with his half-in, half-out in the road butt scooping. He really need adult protective services to give him a little guidence.. God Bless him tho.
Town resident

New York, NY

#3 Aug 20, 2012
When I first saw him several months ago, I thought he was picking up cigarrette butts to smoke because it only looked like he was picking up butts. Then I read the article that said he was picking up all types of trash.

I am not sure which he is doing...possibly both? I will have to take a closer look next time to see if he is picking up all trash, or just butts.

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