NMDOT picks up over 8 tons of roadside trash in cleanup event

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NEW MEXICO – The New Mexico Department of Transportation said they picked up 8.5 tons of roadside trash during a September cleanup event.

Ninety-eight NMDOT employees collected 427 bags of trash on their day off, accruing 1,044 total labor hours.

The cleanup cost $24,219.89 in taxpayer money to pay for labor and equipment costs. Among the rubbish was disposable masks, a kitchen sink and even a microwave, plus more.

NMDOT stated it would make their jobs easier if everyone recycled or walked a little further to put something in the trash bin.