CHP & Caltrans Team Up for Litter Clean-Up & Enforcement to Celebrate Earth Day

April 23, 2014 13:00 pm · 7 comments


Caltrans and the CHP are teaming up to increase awareness of litter clean-up and enforcement efforts on Thursday, April 24th, 2014, as part of the many Earth Day events happening throughout the Bay Area this week.

As a preview to Thursday’s Caltrans-CHP Litter Clean-Up and Enforcement Day, motorists will see “Don’t Trash California” litter bags stacked along Bay Area highways.

CHP Commercial Mobile Road Enforcement units will also focus on litter enforcement, and educating drivers to cover their loads.

On Thursday, April 24th, Bay Area highway changeable message signs will remind everyone to: “Don’t Trash California”. Caltrans will also focus on cleaning-up litter left alongside our highways.

In 2013, Caltrans spent about $62 million statewide cleaning up litter and collecting more 155,000 cubic yards of trash enough to fill more than 1,000 swimming pools with 30,000 gallons of water in each.

Litter Clean-Up and Enforcement Day started as a conversation more than 10 years ago between Caltrans, CHP and local cities to raise awareness, and help keep our highways clean throughout the Bay Area.

rw April 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Ever driven behind a garbage truck traveling down the freeway on the way to a landfill and see all the trash that blows out of these trucks? I am amazed that there is so little enforcement of covering these vehicle to keep the trash inside of it.

Bubba April 23, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Earth Day, my aunt fanny!
Should call it un-washed stoned hippie liberal day.

Jerk April 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Cool, Just drive behind a Contra Costa Transfer truck 680 and Hwy 4, CC Transfer should be A.) Keeping their trash in their trucks better.
B.) Paying for the Cleanup.

Hey bubba April 23, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Stuff it where the sun don’t shine!

Anon April 23, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Illegal aliens are exempt, they can’t read.

RunDogRun April 23, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Someone named Bubba is calling
a hippie “unwashed.” Sort a case
of the pot calling the kettle black.

Shoiley April 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Our local politicians should pick up the trash, starting with the mayor of Concord. What is he smoking? How many more hooka bars is he planning for concord?

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