Saturday with being Vermont’s 49th ‘Green Up Day‘, a tradition that began with Robert Babcock and Governor Deane Davis.
On Friday, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) joined dozens of employees of the Agency of Transportation in Middlesex to pick up little along U.S. Route 2.
An official with the agency told Local 22 & Local 44, an estimated 350 tons of litter is picked up along Vermont’s interstates. Between the working hours, truck usage, and disposal of the trash totals up to $1,500,000… your tax dollars.
That is a five year average according to an official with VTrans.
“We as citizens, we have a lot of pride in Vermont,” said Governor Phil Scott (R). “Get out there — It really does make a difference. When people come to Vermont, they see exactly why we are such a beautiful state.”
It’s important to note, no one should be picking up trash/litter along the side of Vermont’s interstates. State roads are allowed, as long as you wear reflective gear, and work in a group. The biggest take away is to make yourself visible!