Star Staff Reports
County trash crews removed almost 39 tons of garbage tossed along roads last month in the unincorporated areas and those bordering Shelby Farms.
“Every dollar used for litter could have been spent on other pressing citizen needs. Still, we’re committed to improve the appearance of Shelby County to retain and attract residents and businesses,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.
Road crews include workers from Shelby County Public Works, inmates from the Shelby County Division of Corrections and court-ordered offenders supervised by Clean Memphis.
The crews patrol areas near Millington, Woodstock, Northaven, South-East Shelby County, North-East Shelby County and Cordova.
They pick up trash Monday through Friday, with additional D.U.I. offenders working on Mondays and Saturdays.
The roads with the most roadside debris were Walnut Grove, Old Brownsville and Egypt Central.
Crews note addresses on discarded envelopes, magazines and other documents that could identify offenders.
The County also has hidden cameras in the unincorporated neighborhoods.
To file a roadside litter complaint in the unincorporated areas call the Shelby County Mayor’s Action Center at (901) 222-2300 or send an email to www.shelbycountytn.gov under Report a Concern.