A video of trash spread across a beach in Wildwood has gone viral on Facebook.
Posted by the “Watch The Tramcar Please dot Com” page, the video shot on Memorial Day morning shows red cups, cans, and more on the sand near numerous garbage cans.
“Look what these visitors have done to our beaches,” the posting said. It concluded with, “How hard is it to pick up your trash?”
As of noon today, 734,050 people have watched the video, which has generated thousands of comments.
A subsequent video posted by the page early yesterday afternoon documents a cleaned beach.
“Now you know what the people who work for the City Of Wildwood have to go through to make this the #1 family vacation place at the Jersey Shore!” the posting said.
Mayor Ernie Traiano Jr. blasted the litterbugs comprised of mostly a younger crowd that was there to party, he told NJ.com.
“The millennials who are supposed to be the most environmentally conscious out there are the biggest problem. Ignorance knows no social class. If you don’t do it at home, don’t do it here. If you do this at home, don’t come here, you’re not wanted,” the mayor told the website.