Maryland Ramping Up Litter Pickup, Roadside Mowing Under New Program

The state is stepping up its effort to remove litter from Maryland’s roads and maintain roadside areas under a newly launched program.

Operation Clean Sweep Maryland will increase litter pickup and mowing efforts by 30%, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced.

The agency anticipates that because of this year’s mild winter, more roadside mowing will be needed this year. The agency says litter along roadways can contribute to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.