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West Virginia officials to honor highway cleanup volunteers at annual pickup in August
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:46 AM EDT
West Virginia officials are planning to recognize thousands of volunteers who pick up litter along the state's roadways.
More than 40,000 volunteers representing in excess of 1,400 organizations keep more than 3,300 miles of West Virginia roads litter free.
Officials say volunteers remove more than 4 million pounds of trash from state highways each year. They also recycle about 10,000 pounds of glass, 5,000 pounds of plastic and 8,000 pounds of aluminum annually.