You Can Get Your Roads Cleaned In Sussex County
A new program has been initiated in Sussex County to clean up the roadways that are littered with trash. Using the prisoners from the Dept. of Corrections.
Request for Litter Clean Up Along Roadway
Trash on our roads is out of control in some areas. Even the traditional roadside dumping grounds are being overwhelmed with even more trash.
Anyone need a couch or TV to go with it? There are several on the side of the road near me, if you don’t like the selection just wait a week, more will be dropped off eventually. Ironically this is all within five miles of the two transfer stations near Long Neck, Delaware.
From the Request for Litter Clean Up Along Roadway website page on the Sussex County Delaware website …
“Sussex County has partnered with Delaware’s Department of Correction and Department of Transportation in a unique agreement to tackle the roadside litter and illegal dumping issues that face our community. Using County funds along with manpower and logistical support from the prison system and transportation agency, state and local governments are working together to ensure Sussex County remains a beautiful, natural, and inviting landscape for residents and visitors alike.”
“If you see widespread roadside litter or dumping problems anywhere in Sussex County, please let us know by filling out the form below. Or, contact the Sussex County Constable’s Office directly at (302) 855-7819. Sussex County thanks you for your interest and for doing your part to keep Sussex County clean!”
I have filled this form out a dozen or more times, just for the roads surrounding my little area. The litter out here is insane. We watch trash trucks spew recycling trash as they speed down the road. The fields are littered with plastic bags stuck to corn stalks or soybeans that were never harvested. You want to clean up an area it is easy, just get out of your car, grab a bag from the side of the road and start cleaning. There is a lady down the street from me that tosses her trash in the woods across the street, nearly everyday. This program is perfect for her, she can now call in to have her trash she is too cheap to have service, get picked up for her for free by the county.
I don’t know how long this program will last, but I do know based on what I have seen and others have seen, it will be an ongoing project to keep Sussex county’s roads clean of litter. This will not be a one and done.