According to Keep America Beautiful, over 51 billion pieces of litter are on U.S. roadways annually. The majority of this litter is smaller than four inches, equaling about 6,729 items per mile of roadway. That is a lot of trash!
Tobacco accounts for the largest percentage of trash on U.S. roadways. Other items frequently found on highways include packaging such as fast-food cartons, Styrofoam cups, napkins, plastic utensils, snack-food wrappers, matches, bottles and cans, paper bags, tissues, plastic sheets, film, boxes, clothes, newspapers, magazines, metal foil, anti-freeze and motor oil containers, grease, paint thinner, tires and much more.
Litter is not only ugly, it can cause serious environmental and health problems. For example, cigarette butts contain toxic chemicals that can end up in storm drains and contaminate our precious water systems. Trash and items falling from loose loads can cause accidents and some serious traffic delays.
At Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service, Inc. our professional crews are safety trained to clean up and recycle all types of litter found on the roadways. From small items to large debris, we take care of it all in a safe and professional manner.