Scioto County declares war on litter


From beer cans and trash bags, to tires and refrigerators, the trash along some of our roadways grows faster than the spring flowers.  13 news went to Scioto County, Ohio, where leaders are now declaring war on litter, and litterbugs.

Searching roadside trash for bills with names and addresses to take to court, Jeff Crippen said he comes upon more than the occasional drug addict’s syringe.

“I’ve been stuck seven times on this job, I go to the doctor and he checks me out,” Crippen told 13 News.

We talked to neighbors living along Scioto County‘s litter ravaged Carey’s Run Road. They said it was horrible.

Scioto County Commissioners now have the court’s assurance and the investigative manpower to aggressively enforce the 500 dollar fine and community service for those found guilty of littering. If you see anyone toss litter, they need your help to get the license number and take a cell phone picture.

Next week, the County will take the unprecedented step of closing or one-laning busy roads to pick tons of litter. We have the phone numbers for Scioto County litterbug spotters; call the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Authority at 740-532-1231

The information on trash clean up road closings- the first will begin at 9 a.m on Lucasville-Minford Road near the prison,

The road will be reduced to one lane for the day. 

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