ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- County leaders are working on a plan to keep trash off of county roads and highways.
Officials say most litter on county roads comes from the back of trucks or trailers on their way to the landfill.
"One of the biggest violators are people driving along with stuff in the back and it just kind of blows out," said solid waste manager Mike McElhare.
County leaders have been working on a beautification plan to fix that.
"We want to keep it looking as good as we can," McElhare said.
This week, the landfill started charging a $10 fee for loads that come in without a cover.
The county is also working on a half a million dollar plan to repave damaged roads inside the landfill.
"They won't be bouncing up and down and stuff spilling out of them," he said.
In a few months, two new compactors will help break recyclables down faster and hold more loads to help drivers make fewer trips.