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Apr 22, 2010 5:09 PM

Caltrans employees take part in highway clean up

As part of Earth Day, workers from Caltrans District 5 participated in a statewide litter clean up from highway roadsides.

"More than ever this year, it's important that we think of ways to save taxpayer dollars. With motorists help and cooperation, we can save millions that Caltrans spends annually to clean up roadway debris," said District 5 Director Rich Krumholz.

Last year, Caltrans spent $60 million removing litter from 160,000 cubic yards of litter, trash and debris from state highways - enough to fill 10,000 garbage trucks stretching 52 miles.

One way the public can help is by participating in Caltrans' Adopt-A-Highway Program. To become a volunteer or support the program through a paid sponsorship, call 1-866-ADOPT-A-HWY or go to: http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov. Last year, Caltrans and its 3,300 Adopt-A-Highway volunteer groups cleaned over 130,000 miles along California's highways.


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