Cleaning up litter along roadways in Davidson County

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C -- From beer bottles to plastic bags and even furniture, Davidson County Commissioners say roadways are getting filled with litter.

County Commissioners discussed ways to keep roads clear at Tuesday’s meeting.

Possible solutions include getting more residents involved in adopt-a-highway programs, volunteer cleanup sweeps or making people who litter pay a fine.

Commissioner Todd Yates says trash normally gets picked up by prison inmates as part of a highway cleanup program.

But things slowed down after the North Piedmont Correctional Center for Women closed down last August; the number of clean-up crews shrunk from four to one.

Commissioners hope to have a plan in place within the next 30 days.