'ICT Trashman' steps up to clean up Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. A Wichita man is on a mission to clean up the city, one piece of litter at a time.

He started his campaign last year to respond to what he says is a real problem in many areas.

"We have so much here in America that a lot of people take for granted," Jon Marple says.

For Marple, service with the U.S. Army overseas opened his eyes to just how good people in the U.S. have it.

"Here, you can have a family and be safe and sleep tight warm in a bed and not all places are like that," he says.

Litter is one of our country's problems Jon is stepping up to address.

"I noticed one day as I was riding, there's a lot of trash on the ground," Jon says. "irresponsibly disregarded trash."

Jon addressed the problem by figuring that if nobody else would pick it up, he would.

"I'm selfishly selfless 'cause I ain't got nothing better to do anyway, so I might as well do some good for the people around the community,' he says.

Jon became the "ICT Trashman." With his makeshift, "Trash Wagon," he spends hours riding through neighborhoods, picking up the things most people forget.

"Some of it's outlandish of just houw much trash is out there," he says.

Jon says his effort is a way to give back to a community that's given him so much. He hopes his mission will inspire others to make their communities better places to live.

"There's a lot of people in this world and it takes a lot of people to take care of this world," he says. "And if we're not all on the same page, let alone on the same book, it don't work."

Jon put together a website where you can follow what he's doing to clean up Wichita.