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Trash Bash! Results in Thousands of Bags of Litter Removed from Hoosier Highways

May 1, 2018
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TrashBash2018_1With the month of May comes warmer weather across Indiana. INDOT reminds motorists that although these conditions invite motorists to roll down vehicle windows, it is against the law to litter by throwing trash out of vehicles.

INDOT has several beautification initiatives to help keep Indiana clean.

TrashBash2018_2During INDOT’s annual Trash Bash! on April 13, INDOT maintenance staff across the state directed their efforts toward litter collection on roads with high-traffic volume, such as interstates and divided highways. Additionally, Adopt-a-Highway groups and other organizations and individuals joined forces to clean two-lane roads with lower traffic volume April 13-15 as part of Trash Bash!

The effort paid off, as hundreds of INDOT employees collected 2,857 bags of trash, or the equivalent of 724 cubic yards, on April 13. The non-INDOT volunteers gathered 600 bags of trash, the equivalent of 150 cubic yards, from April 13-15.

TrashBash2018_3Besides Trash Bash!, INDOT offers opportunities for Hoosiers to help keep roadside areas clean year-round. The Adopt-a-Highway, Sponsor-a-Highway and newly formed Hoosier Gateways programs are ideal opportunities for volunteering or performing community service projects.