Nellis Air Force Base, located in the far northeast part of the Las Vegas has a trash problem. Simply put, Nellis AFB is huge garbage pit in the neighborhood.
I live across from Nellis and the properties in the area- business and apartment complexes do a lot to keep their properties clean. They have cleaning crews or clean up their properties themselves. Nellis does not clean up their property, except around the base entrances.
The above photographs, taken today, 1-31-2010, are on the Cheyenne Ave side of the base. That side of the base is an absolute garbage dump. You will find abandoned tires, paper, bottles, paper and a lot of other garbage, large and small. Now, the folks at Nellis probably didn't make much of the mess, bu it is on their property. This strip of land is next to the base's golf course. The businesses across the street from the base are not dirty, and that includes a recycling plant and a tire business.
The above pictures are from Nellis Blvd. On top of the walls is barbed wire and every few feet, there are plastic bags and 1 sweat shirt trapped on the wire. There is garbage next to the wall, up and down the street. Meanwhile, the businesses and apartment complexes have clean areas in front of their property. One of these properties is a former Rite Aide store and they have a fence with barbed wire on top of their fence and there is not one plastic bagged trapped in the wire.
The Air Force prides itself in discipline and being clean, at least, inside the base. Outside the base, forget about it. We live in an area where there is poverty and some crime, Nellis problem garbage helps create a ghetto image of the area.
So, please, Nellis Air Force Base, clean up your garbage and have the neighborhood look nicer. Have a clean up day, have the people who have problems with rules help clean up, get your base sanitary crews to work, stimulate the economy by hiring someone to get rid of the mess, but please make our neighborhood pleasant to look at instead of looking like garbage dump.