Litter Removal

Litter  RemovalA critical aspect of year round highway maintenance is the removal of litter from shoulders and drainage systems. SHA uses a multi-pronged approach to litter control utilizing SHA employees, state workers, contractors as well as labor donated through the Sponsor-A-Highway program and partnerships with Adopt-A-Highway volunteers. SHA also continues its public outreach to educate the public about the hazards of littering and its impact on the environment.

The MD SHA has taken several steps to “green” our litter removal efforts. Instead of just picking up litter, we now provide our crews and volunteers with the means to separate recyclables from trash. All seven of our Districts are currently recycling roadway litter in a formal manner. As our recycling efforts increase, the volume of waste taken to landfills continues to decrease.