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4.4 tons of trash cleared from Richmond County roads in June

ROCKINGHAM — Local and state crews picked up more than 450 bags of trash from roadsides in Richmond County during the month of June.

According to the monthly Solid Waste Report, employees with the county collected 262 from 20 roads last month, weighing in at 1.8 tons.

The most bags (29) came from Old Gibson Road, followed by 23 bags from Mill Road. Crews also filled 21 bags from Mizpah Road and two swipes down Airport Road, according to the report.

All other roads handled by local crews resulted in fewer than 20 bags:

20 – Lochaven Road
16 – County Home Road, Old Cheraw Road, Wiregrass Road
15 – Harrington Road
14 – Lee Thee Church Road
12 – Sandhill Road
11 – Hall Road
9 – Hatcher Road, Rosalyn Road
6 – Battley Dairy Road, Chalk Road, Hannah Pickett Avenue
4 – Church Street, Eason Drive, Spring Drive

County crews also collected 16 tires: four each from Hall, Hatcher and Mizpah roads; two each from Airport and Old Cheraw.

The remaining 194 bags were filled by NCDOT crews from five roads: 68 bags from U.S. 1 S; 60 bags from U.S. 1 N; 29 bags from N.C. 381; 26 bags from U.S. 74 Bus.; and 11 bags from Oak Ridge Church Road.


The weight for the state’s haul came in at 2.6 tons.

The report shows there were also : two illegal dumpsites reported and investigated; two warning notices issued; three citations issued; and three garbage burning investigations.

Combined records show 2,944 bags of trash weighing 36.16 tons and 140 tires have been removed from county roads in the first six months of 2022.

*April’s total also reflects trash picked up during the Spring Litter Sweep.

Despite there being eight additional bags from the previous month, the amount of roadside garbage seems to be decreasing. June’s 4.4 tons is the year’s lightest monthly load.

Based on county reports, nearly 60 tons of litter were picked up locally in 2021, including more than 8 tons each in October and December. More than 6,750 tons were cleaned across the state, according to NCDOT.

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