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Litter-Illegal Dumping-Pollution

One of my Pet Peeves-The amount of litter we produce. Litter includes illegal dumping, pollution.. oil spills, meth labs..
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The planet needs some cleaning up. There aren’t just large-scale issues going on like plastic pollution in the oceans, there are also smaller scale, preventable issues like litterbugs throwing trash on the ground. Littering may not seem like a big deal on the surface, but it contributes to the bigger picture. Many of the things thrown on the ground as litter can be recycled or composted, but instead are left on the ground to harm animals or find its way into the ocean.

Homeless Litter

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Issues of littering continue to rise in Tuscaloosa County, ALDOT says
efferson County’s already collected 600 tons of litter off the roadways over the last eight months. A job so expansive, the county’s hired twelve additional employees this year to focus on curtailing the roadside clutter.


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Globe and Miami are surrounded by some of the most scenic areas in the state of Arizona.
Allegations: Border wall waste may be illegally dumped into Mexico
he agency has processed more than 14-hundred littering reports between April and September of this year.  That’s a two-thirds increase from the 839 processed in the same period of 2018.  The state spends more than $4 million a year removing trash along Arizona highways.


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Vessel’s chief engineer pleads guilty to pollution charge after illegal dumping; PORTLAND — The chief engineer of a vessel that illegally dumped oil-contaminated bilge water pleaded guilty Friday to violating a federal anti-pollution law.  Sassine Nicolas, 45, admitted to a judge in Portland on Friday that he used an illegal pump system last summer to bypass pollution-prevention equipment and discharge 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water off the coast of Alaska.
Kat Management Services Inc. employees load a truck with items illegally dumped at Carrs in Eagle River on Friday, Sept. 20.
Wasilla man fined for illegal dumping in state refuge- NCHORAGE, Alaska — A 20-year-old Wasilla man has been fined for dumping roofing material and other trash in a state game refuge.  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says Ian Beall pleaded guilty Dec. 22 to illegal dumping in Goose Bay State Game Refuge southwest of Wasilla.


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Litter along Arkansas roads costs millions in taxpayer money | thv11.com
Well, this isn’t the first time I’ve tackled the highway litter problem, and it probably won’t be the last. But this time, I’m going to focus on something our Legislature can do about it.
Arkansans remove over 120,000 pounds more litter over previous yearIn 2019, 69 counties’ livability was improved by the removal of more than 330,000 pounds of litter by 14,000 Keep Arkansas Beautiful volunteers over KAB’s two cleanup seasons.Last year, KAB promoted Keep America Beautiful’s annual spring campaign, the Great American Cleanup (GAmC). During the fall, KAB launched its annual Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) encouraging individuals to organize a cleanup or become a “litter grabber”.


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For five days, 1300 volunteers picked up garbage to the amount of almost 15,000 pounds from Yosemite National Park. Unsurprisingly, 70% of the trash is plastic.
Lake County News,California - Caltrans’s first Clean California funded project transforms roadside area into community parklet
On Litter Cleanup Day, Caltrans Removed Trash on Highways Throughout the North State - Redheaded Blackbelt


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Litter, graffiti and vandalism have sharply increased at state parks and national forests as newcomers head outdoors during the pandemic.
Damaged tents illustrate litter problem at Lake Pueblo
0-plus miles. Thirty hours and 43 trash bags later, I have a new understanding of where our road trash comes from, a new appreciation of this amazingly, economical, outdoor exercise plan — 25,000 steps, 30 flights of stairs and 320 minutes of active heart rate in one day — and a new realization of the alcohol problem in our county.


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A Westport man is accused of illegal dumping in Bridgeport.
Community members got together Sunday eradicate land-based litter. At Morse Park in West Haven, more than 30 volunteers spent the morning picking up trash around the ocean-side park.
Neighbours who live near 658 Caron Ave. in Windsor say they are fed up after video shows illegal dumping at the vacant home.


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DelDOT Highlights Ongoing Litter Cleanup Efforts - State of Delaware News
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Joined by local leaders, members of the General Assembly, and advocates, Governor John Carney on Tuesday launched the “Keep DE Litter Free” initiative, a campaign to reduce litter across Delaware.
Experts say the river's main problems are excess nitrogen and sediment, largely from farms upstream.Listen Listening...1:07 Listen to this storyAccording to state officials, more than 350 tons of trash have been cleared from the Christina River and several tributaries since the annual cleanup started in 1992.


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Margate murals aim to make beaches litter free | InYourArea Community
During the month of June, nearly 121,000 pounds of litter were collected throughout Marion County by community service workers, county staff and contract employees, and inmates.
A 41-year-old Hollywood man was charged with violating Florida litter laws after Palm Beach County Sheriff deputies say he dumped “several loads of landscape debris” onto property belonging to United States Sugar Corporation.


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The illegal dumping of cars along Maui’s highways has grown by at least three times in six years, and the county official who handles their removal attributes some of the increase to the cost of disposal.Tamara Farnsworth, manager of the county Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division, said late last month that “it has become very expensive to dispose of a car at a permanent facility.”For example, Hammerhead Metals Island Recycling charges a recycling fee of $50 per net ton for a
Stop illegal dumping rally, August 17  Hawaii
Illegal Dumping Map In Hawaii


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Sheriff's divers clean up garbage from Lake Coeur d'Alene | krem.com
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An investigation is underway as members of the Lewiston Hazardous Materials team, who are also Lewiston firefighters, cleaning up an unknown substance Friday afternoon. According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the substance is believed to have been dumped sometime during the evening hours of Thursday, May 7. Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District made the discovery on the east side of the reservoir.


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On this 52nd annual Earth Day, what is the state of litter in Virginia? | VPM
IDOT’s “Think Before You Throw!” is an initiative to reduce roadside litter and raise awareness of the negative impact littering has.
Businesses keeping city streets clean | WCIA.com


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Illinois says ‘Think Before You Throw’ or pay hefty fine | Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Around Vigo County it’s not uncommon to find broken bottles, worn down tires or couches left behind on side streets or properties. Under a proposed count…
Environmental issues played significant role in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2020 State of the State address


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Trashy Behaviour: 1/4 of Iowans admit to having dumped trash illegally, reveals survey
Crow Creek Lake, likely will run into the problems plaguing this state-managed site.  Despite multiple signs warning guests that alcohol is prohibited here and all trash should be carried out, people are drinking and dumping their empty bottles, cans and cardboard cases in and around the water. On Thursday, deserted candy wrappers, empty bags of chips and deflated inner tubes dirtied the western banks.
630 Iowa waterways are polluted with factory farm runoff. Sign the pledge for clean water at CleanWaterFight.org today.


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Kansas: An investigator working with the city has caught a USPS worker on camera illegally dumping loads of mail off the side of the road in a neighborhood near 71 Highway and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard.
Sign vandalism, illegal dumping costs reach nearly $1 million since 1996
Wichita Man Upset Over Dumped Trash Behind Home


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The garbage was located at Cardinal Road near Interstate 69.
Magoffin County was awarded $225,240.77 for the 2020 Illegal Open Dump Grant Program. Judge Executive Matthew Wireman showed LEX 18 the worst dump site, which is on Mine Fork Hill.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An illegal dumper has lost the use of his vehicle for at least three days.City officials credit an alert neighbor and social media for helping catch the dumper. Last month, the violator unloaded pieces of a sofa in an alley between East Madison Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in the Phoenix Hill Neighborhood.

Kentucky Pollution- Litter

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Kenner issued 22,000 litter citations to one man. Why did the city have to pay $285,000? | Courts | nola.com
Baton Rouge’s dirty secret: 81 tons of litter in wetlands behind LSU’s Burden Center
Keep Louisiana Beautiful, said an estimated $40 million in taxpayer dollars are spent each year on litter removal, abatement, education and enforcement. It costs $11.5 billion every year to clean up litter in the U.S. In East Baton Rouge Parish, the cost is $500,000 annually.

Louisiana Illegal Dumping- Litter

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How a Powerful Company Convinced Georgia to Let It Bury Toxic Waste in Groundwater — ProPublica
26,000 lbs in trash picked up in Forsyth County during 'Shelter in Place' month
Truck driver gets federal prison for dumping 3000 gallons of diesel in creek


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RUNSWICK — The international recycling market has all but collapsed, Brunswick Town Manager John Eldridge told the town council recently, and now Brunswick, Freeport, Topsham and towns across the country are struggling to keep up with the costs.Brunswick’s trash and recycling budget is $332,000 for the current fiscal year, with costs around $80 per ton for trash and about $40 per ton for recycling, Eldridge said at a meeting last month. Next year, the cost of recycling is expected to increase
PORTLAND, MAINE  Careless recycling is costing taxpayers more and some towns are trying to reach residents who recycle everything from maggot-infested lobster shells to worn-out pet beds.  The Portland Press Herald reports Maine recycling nonprofit ecomaine says such 'wish-cycling' is now costing taxpayers $35 to $70.50 per ton.
ARIAVILLE — One man has been summoned and charges are pending against another after they allegedly dumped a large quantity of trash on a remote dirt road last year.    Forest Ranger John Cousins said he learned of the trash dumped on East Hopkins Pond Road on Dec. 7. In searching through the trash, an address for a house on Morrison Farm Road in Mariaville was found.


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Think it's easier to throw trash on the ground than put it in a trash can? Well, it's also not cheap. The State Highway Administration has spent $39 million over the past five fiscal years to clean up trash along state roads. RELATED |The agency said in a press release today that it's "undertaking an aggressive weeklong litter pick-up blitz" this upcoming week to pick up trash in northern Anne Arundel County. That means drivers should pay extra attention to litter crews along the roadsides.
nnual reports show an estimated 10,000 tons of waste is illegally dumped in Baltimore City every year.
The Maryland State Highway Administration estimates it spends $5 million each year to remove 4,500 truckloads of litter from 5,200 miles of roads. And this doesn’t even include the efforts of local governments, inmates, and volunteers through the Adopt-a-Highway program.


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In Eastham officials at the Cape Cod National Seashore say that they are seeing an increased amount of illegal dumping.
For Paul Tosi, the loneliness of the long-distance runner is often interrupted by a disheartening view: roadside refuse.
According to the Department of Public Works and Parks, city crews, as part of the Keep Worcester Clean program, removed more than 225 tons of trash, litter and illegally dumped rubbish from some 1,141 sites on city streets and properties.But that’s just part of the story.Add to that another 70 tons of trash, litter and rubbish that were removed by volunteers from 80 sites as part of last year’s Earth Day festivities. Then, you can add to that another 9 tons that were removed by Trial Court a


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Detroit takes control of freeway litter cleanup from state - Axios Detroit
MDOT said without volunteers who help clean up highways, the cost to taxpayers would be even higher.
Video: 700 Tons of Trash Illegally Dumped in Detroit Weekly, Police Say


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Crow Wing County releases Pick A Mile cleanup app | Brainerd Dispatch
Add it all up, and volunteers representing businesses, community organizations, churches and school groups from across the state spent more than 272,000 hours last year collecting rubbish and filling 40,000 yellow trash bags, said Ann McLellan, MnDOT’s Adopt a Highway state coordinator. That was 4,000 more bags of trash than were collected in 2018.
A decapitated bear carcass that was discarded in northwestern Minnesota, between Wannaska and Malung, was believed to have been dumped illegally, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says.


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RIDGELAND — City officials said they are cleaning up litter and enforcing litter laws.
Upset homeowners are demanding action from the city.
Just how much trash is in the Mississippi River? And of that trash, how much of it is microplastics? And what can be done to solve this?


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