There are 2 comments on the The Mountain Times story from Jan 20, 2011, titled More . In it, The Mountain Times reports that:

N.C. Litter Sweep a sweeping success Volunteer groups and other participants removed more than 4.2 million pounds of litter from North Carolina roadsides during the N.C. Department of Transportation's 2010 fall and spring Litter Sweeps.

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Spruce Pine, NC

#1 Jan 25, 2011
this is good, but it sure would be nicer if folks just didn't litter. It's an unpunished crime in NC, it seems. The problem is still with us no matter how much trash volunteers pick up. Still, I will be out there with my stick and bag picking up other people's garbage.

Lenoir, NC

#2 Jan 25, 2011
It's actually a bigger problem in parking lots than on the highways. People will simply open the door, drop out the bag, and then drive off, leaving the trash for "someone else" to pick up.

The people who drop the baby diapers are the worst, imho, along with those that dump their car ashtrays.

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