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Maryland’s Operation Clean Sweep continues

March 16th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is continuing its litter removal efforts following the launch last month of Operation Clean Sweep Maryland, an initiative that nearly doubles the frequency of litter pickup and mowing efforts along Maryland roads. During the first two weeks of the statewide blitz, crews removed more than 120 tons of debris from areas along Maryland roads.

“Litter is unsightly, unhealthy and has a negative impact on our communities, residents and Maryland’s economic vitality,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Working with our neighbors and our elected officials, State Highway crews are working hard every day to show our pride and protect our environment. We hope all Marylanders will join the mission to keep our state beautiful.”

Litter is a statewide issue. The State Highway Administration appreciates citizens who have reported litter they see on our roadways, and urge others to do the same through the service request form found here, or by calling 1-800-323-6742.