July anti-litter effort includes policeJune 30th, 2012 at 5:03 pm by Bill Diven under Community Affairs
The Toss No Mas anti-litter campaign during July includes a crackdown on people hauling unsecured loads on streets and highways.
And that trash left behind adds up.
The Mid Region Council of Governments annually gets 1,000 calls about debris on Interstates 25 and 40, while the city of Albuquerque Clean Cities Division spends $650,000 a year collecting 76 tons of trashed materials from the highways.
“Litter and debris on local and state roadways is not only a threat to public safety, but it affects tourism and quality of life for Albuquerque residents ,” Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry said in a statement released Friday. “I am asking everyone to pitch in and Toss No Mas during the month of July.”
Law enforcement will make an extra effort during July to spot drivers with unsecured loads and cite them for violating the New Mexico Traffic Code.