ABQ's Clean City Division Leads Multiagency Toss No Mas Anti-Litter Campaign
June 29, 2012
Albuquerque, NM - Today Mayor Richard J. Berry announced the Solid Waste Management Department will be working with APD, the New Mexico State Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and New Mexico Clean & Beautiful to lead the charge during the month of July to help remind the community that everyone plays apart in keeping our community clean.
"Litter and debris on local and state roadways is not only a threat to public safety, but it affects tourism and quality of life for Albuquerque residents ," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "I am asking everyone to pitch in and Toss No Mas during the month of July."
During the month of July law enforcement agencies will place extra emphasis on motorists with a unsecured load on our highways and surface streets. Citations will be issued to violator according to Section 66-7-407 of the New Mexico Traffic Laws.
Nearly 1,000 calls are recorded annually through Mid Region Council of Governments in regards to debris on I-40 and I-25. The SWMD Clean Cities Division spends $650,000 annually to clean I-40 and I-25. Clean Cities collects 76 tons of debris from our highways each year. A total of 31,000 hours of labor was utilized during FY12.
Clean City is a division of the Solid Waste Management Department. For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit www.cabq.gov/solidwaste