Updated: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 7:44 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 7:42 PM EDT
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- As the rain continues to wash away Waterbury's snow, a treasure hunt is revealed, except the treasure is actually trash.
"It's disgusting. There's a lot of garbage underneath the snow and the roads are terrible," said Daria Bernand, who works in Waterbury.
"This year it does look a little worse than usual," said Chuck Oman.
News 8 caught up with one man on his way to a senior tap dancing class.
"Do you find yourself dancing over trash as you walk through Waterbury," asked News 8's Stephanie Simoni.
"Not really, I think Waterbury is fairly clean," said Al Jarus.
At Bucks Hill Park, Litter Control Beautification Commissioner Alfred Cappola saw a ditched fan and pitched it, for one simple reason...
"I don't like litter," said Cappola.
He dislikes it so much he created a saying, "don't pass it up, pick it up."
Cappola says it's a problem happening in a lot of cities. When the snow fell, it fell on top of litter and then people littered on top of the snow and now it's all starting to melt.
"The snow covers everything and you can't go pick up stuff with all the snow we had, but as the snow melts now we'll be able to find the litter and we'll get it picked up," said Cappola.
He says there won't be a collective city wide pick-up until their Earth Day event April 27.
"Is there anyway the Commission can do something before April 27, that's more than a month away," asked News 8's Simoni.
"Well, like I said community court will help us," said Cappola.
Community Court, meaning low level criminal offenders will fill community service cleaning streets and he hopes more concerned citizens will step up like him.
If you would like to report litter or blight in Waterbury, you can report them to the city by clicking here .