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County crews, volunteers struggle to keep roads litter-free in Cobb

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Cobb County DOT officials say their struggle to keep roads and medians clear of trash has reached epic proportions, with cleanup crews picking up more than 5,000 pounds of garbage over Mother's Day weekend. 

Much of the garbage and debris is scattered throughout the southern part of the county, though every corner of the county has issues with litter near major roads and interstates.

"It's become a major problem, it's probably as bad now as its ever been since I've been with Cobb County (since 2006)," said Road Maintenance Director Bill Shelton.  "People just don't pay attention, they throw things out."

He said they have 10 job openings for seasonal workers, who could be put to work in helping take care of medians and pick up litter.  However, they've had a difficult time filling those positions based on the nature of the work, and the pay scale.

The organization Keep Cobb Beautiful also is seeking volunteers to adopt miles throughout the community.  Visit their website to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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