CCSO litter crew has picked up more than 45,000 pounds of trash this year

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CULLMAN COUNTY – Since Feb.1, 2017, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Litter Crew has picked up litter on 289.3 miles of roadway. Most of that was county roads, but the miles did include sections of state highways and two exit ramps on the interstate and some municipal roads.

The CCSO Litter Crew has picked up litter on 98 roads and three roads twice. In all, 45,521 pounds of trash, almost 23 tons, have been picked up in every area of Cullman County.

The litter crew collected 1,020 pounds of aluminum cans, selling them for $536.01, and per Sheriff Matt Gentry donated the money to Cullman Caring for Kids. Javon Daniel, Cullman Caring for Kids executive director, stated that $100 buys 700 pounds of food. Daniel was able to purchase 3,752 pounds of food with the money from the litter crew.

With almost three months still to go in 2017, the litter crew is on track to pick up more than 50,000 pounds of trash from all roads in Cullman County.

 Cullman County residents who would like to report a road that needs to be cleaned can email trash@cullmansherriff.org.