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Caltrans Asks Motorists to Help Prevent Litter

Caltrans crews pick up litter statewide in advance of Earth Day

Caltrans News Flash #165

Date: April 20, 2018
District: District 4
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans Maintenance crews will be out in force statewide to pick up roadside trash and draw attention to California's problematic litter issue through Earth Day, April 22.

"When motorists are careless with litter, it affects us all. Litter not only makes our beautiful state unappealing, but also negatively impacts our budget, environment and workers' safety."

Laurie Berman, Director, Caltrans

Last year, Caltrans spent $69 million on litter removal. In addition to year-round litter cleaning by Maintenance crews, Caltrans uses partnerships to help with litter removal which include the Adopt-A-Highway program, which saved an estimated $17 million in cleanup costs last year; the Caltrans Parolee Work Crew Program; and a newly-formed Caltrans Veterans Outreach Program.

In this Caltrans News Flash, State Senator Jim Beall and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo join forces with Caltrans crews to pick up litter in the Bay Area.

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Motorists are reminded to dispose of litter properly and secure loads before traveling. As always, please Be Work Zone Alert, slow down and move over (if safe to do so) for workers.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 165th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube.

For more information on the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program, please visit Caltrans' Adopt-A-Highway Program.

For more information on the Caltrans Parolee Work Crew Program, please visit California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Caltrans Parolee Work Crew Program page.\

For more information on the Veterans Outreach Program, please visit the Caltrans Veterans Outreach Program page.

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