Supervisors discuss roadside litter problems

A stretch of Mary Ball Road from Pinckardsville Road to Lancaster High School appeared litter-free Saturday afternoon following a pick-up detail by 15 LHS Air Force JROTC cadets. The bright orange trash bags above are a sign of their labor and serve as a reminder to passing motorists of the litter problem on local roads. The effort is part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Volunteers agree to pick up litter at least two times a year for three years over a two-mile stretch of highway. In return, VDOT provides trash bags, vests, safety information and highway signs that recognize the group.

by Madison White Franks

LANCASTER—How to deal with roadside litter in Lancaster County was discussed February 22 after District 1 resident Judy Ripley told county supervisors she is very concerned about the problem.

“Lancaster County has many attributes but littering is not one of them,” she said. “Picking up is not the problem. At any given gathering of people when littering is mentioned, everyone is concerned and now state that it is a real problem in Lancaster.”

Sheriff Patrick McCranie has said it’s a matter of catching the culprits, said Ripley.

“This habit is not acceptable and is a punishable crime,” she said.

In Virginia there is a $1,000 fine for littering, added District 1 resident George Bott…


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