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Hall government employees clean up 22.56 tons of litter
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More than 22 tons of litter was collected as a part of Hall County government’s spring cleaning project, which concluded Friday with a litter pickup along county roadways.

Since late March, Hall County road maintenance personnel have been identifying county roads that were in need of a litter pickup and immediately addressed the roadways that were in the most urgent need of attention. Meanwhile, a number of Hall County government employees from other departments gathered at the Hall County Landfill on Friday and were disbursed in groups to address the remaining litter zones.

“In all, there were 116 roads that were picked up, along with two special Saturday cleanups at Balus Creek and Flat Creek,” Hall County Solid Waste Director Johnnie Vickers said. “In addition, 44 tires were collected as a part of the overall effort.”

Vickers said the total amount collected was weighed at the landfill and totaled 22.56 tons. Hall County officials are currently studying the option of purchasing and implementing an automated recycling center, which could have kept up to 40 percent of that tonnage out of the landfill, according to Vickers.

The Hall County government spring cleaning project was part of a monthlong emphasis on litter prevention and cleanup, spearheaded by Keep Hall Beautiful in conjunction with Earth Day and the Great American Cleanup.

To report litter on a county roadway, contact Hall County road maintenance at 770-531-6824.