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Posted on: January 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rowan County 2019 Litter Mitigation Report

The Rowan County Department of Environmental Management works diligently to promote clean and green roadsides throughout our county.

Our program is multifaceted as we work closely with Rowan County Codes Enforcement and Law Enforcement officers to help alleviate the growing problem of roadside litter and illegal dumping within our borders.  Through our roadside litter removal, educational programs, and by working closely with our partners, we have achieved some success in mitigating litter issues.  Rowan County has 2,498.58 shoulder miles of roadway.  During 2019 the Department of Environmental Management alone removed 47.99 tons of litter and 157 tires found along Rowan County roadsides!  

2019 QuartersLitter Removed
1st Quarter15,660 pounds
2nd Quarter25,524 pounds
3rd Quarter29,177 pounds
4th Quarter25, 635 pounds

Reporting Litter

It is crucial that we have citizen partners who share our environmental values.  If you observe anyone in the act of littering anywhere in our state and are able to get an automobile license plate number, please report the offender by completing a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Litterbug Report.

Additional Resources

For additional resources for citizens who wish to assist us with litter removal efforts, please visit the NCDOT Litter Management Division's website

Together we can make further strides in promoting a clean and green Rowan County!

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