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Old 03-20-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: New Milford, CT
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Default Do cities clean up roadside trash?

Hi folks,

I recently moved to CT from Austin, TX a few months ago (September 2010 for the Mrs' job). Now that the awe of my first autumn has faded, and the snow has mostly cleared up, I've noticed a disgusting amount of trash along the sides of roads.

It's terrible that people do it, but I'm curious if cities do anything about it or promote litter/trash pickup? I.E. Austin had a "Keep Austin Beautiful" day where volunteers could get together and pick up trash as groups and were provided gloves/bags/water etc, and then the city would haul the collected trash away.

Do cities/towns around here do anything in particular about it, or is it left up to the landowner to clean it up? I don't have high hopes if it's just the latter..
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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State prison, low security inmates do trash pickup along the interstate highways and the more major of state roads. You'll see them dressed in light tan, always with reflective orange vests, with someone from the state highway dept as a supervisor. Sometimes state workers may do the same.

As far far as town street or city streets, if it's in front of your house, you pick it up. Depending on the town, they may have their own road crews out picking up the worst of it. This is going to be very town/ city dependent.

Whatever town you are in, call city/ town hall and ask.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Most towns do clean up after the winter has ended. They sweep the street to remove sand and liter. Many also have volunteer programs to clean up areas. It does depend where though. Jay
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: chepachet
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Hi folks,

I recently moved to CT from Austin, TX a few months ago (September 2010 for the Mrs' job). Now that the awe of my first autumn has faded, and the snow has mostly cleared up, I've noticed a disgusting amount of trash along the sides of roads.

It's terrible that people do it, but I'm curious if cities do anything about it or promote litter/trash pickup? I.E. Austin had a "Keep Austin Beautiful" day where volunteers could get together and pick up trash as groups and were provided gloves/bags/water etc, and then the city would haul the collected trash away.

Do cities/towns around here do anything in particular about it, or is it left up to the landowner to clean it up? I don't have high hopes if it's just the latter..
get used to this litter accumulation. It happens every winter and sometimes it takes a town/city two months to remove it, they also have to remove the toxic sand that has been put down during the winter. Many towns have an earth day that involves cleanups of parks, beaches, etc. Usually takes place in May when it is warm enough and we are absolutely sure we will get no more snow. I am sure that in Austin they don't have winters like we do. It is tough to get out and clean litter with 3 feet of snow on it and it is 20 degrees out. New Englanders have their own appreciation of spring once the grit and grime is gone.
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