County leaders working to keep litter off Rockingham Co. roads

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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.


  • FaithC

    If you want to keep all roads in NC clean, how about we get more work crews from the prisons system. Make the criminals work for their keep.

    • NobodyAtAll

      And right along side of those criminals you can put about 50% of the so called leaders and politicians..Give them something to do too to earn their keep..

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