Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Caltrans Anti-Litter Campaign

Caltrans District 7, along with California Highway Patrol (CHP), and the City of Los Angeles will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thurs. April 19 at 10 a.m. to launch the 2012 anti-litter campaign to highlight the impacts of litter as part of Caltrans Don’t Trash California and Keep California Beautiful Littering Is Wrong Too campaign. Speakers include Dan Freeman, Caltrans District 7 Deputy Director of Maintenance; Paul Racs, Director of the Office of Community Beautification, City of Los Angeles; and Christian Baldonaldo, CHP Officer.

District 7 spent nearly $11 million in the last fiscal year picking up 23,655 cubic yards of litter and another $1.8 million cleaning up 2.5 million square feet of graffiti. This money could be better spent on freeway improvements.

Tomorrow, Caltrans will display a mountain of trash, LITTER-ally! Watch Caltrans unearth the weirdest and the most valuable items dumped onto the freeway system. In the past few years, our crews have found enough items to furnish an entire home. These and many other unbelievable objects will be on display and you’ll also see “Scooter” the Storm Water inspection robot (that's Scooter in the photo - on wheels with lights). The press conference is at the Caltrans Heliotrope Maintenance Station, 609 N. Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles, 90004.