Midland County Service Roads Littered With Trash 8/19/13
CBS 7 News
Some service roads in Midland County look forgotten.
There’s garbage and trash on the side of the road that pours onto the grass and fencing along it.
People want to know who is in charge of it and how can it be cleaned up.
Keep Midland Beautiful Executive Director Doreen Womack says they have a list of places to clean, but the volunteers are more inclined to clean places closer to their home.
“You would suspect that the people that see it every day would be the people that would want to clean it up,” says Womack.
Womack says that it is the responsibility of the people who littered to clean it up.
She says TxDot is technically in charge of all state roads but just does not have the manpower to send people to keep all service roads clean, so it falls to the people of the community.
Keep Midland Clean has picked up over 110 tons of litter and debris since the beginning of the year.
Womack says KMB has an “adopt a spot” program where people can be in charge of a certain area to keep clean.
KMB’s slogan is, “Who takes care of Texas, we all do.”
TxDot also has an “adopt a highway” program where people can adopt a part of a highway to keep clean.
To get involved in Keep Midland Beautiful visit their website:
They will be having a “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, October 19. Visit the website to register or call: 687-7400.