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Countywide, citizens attack the litter problem along Lancaster roadways

Members of the Tabbs Creek Civic Association (TCCA) collected litter along Ocran Road, joining forces with other groups who helped with the countywide roadside cleanup. Armed with orange trash bags, orange vests and pickup sticks the crew got to work and collected nearly 20 bags of litter including a tire and a toaster. From left are Jarret Glover, Esther Glover, Tina Greene, Tara Booth, Jack Shuster, Toni Shuster, Lloyd Redlin, Matt Greene, LT Bundy, Norma Penrod, Chuck Penrod, Ann Deaver, Matt Carr, Kevin Rogers, Cindy Rogers, Earl Haddon and Steve Harris. JD Willett, Margie Redlin, Doug Somerville and Sue Beffel also participated.  There appears to be a new movement with litter removal treading on social media #trashtag. Across the globe before and after trash removal photos are being posted. “It is very encouraging to see that people care and are making a difference,” reported TCCA member Margie Redlin.  

LANCASTER—Over 250 bags of litter were collected and disposed of properly following a countywide cleanup day on Saturday, April 27.

Responding to citizen concerns and with the support of the Lancaster board of supervisors and county administrator Don Gill, supervisor Bill Lee headed up the initiative to pick up litter along the county’s roadways.

Last Thursday, the board appointed Lee to organize a commission to address the litter problem in the county.

Lee noted the citizens of the county responded well to the…