NCNN Talks Trash

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Series Airs Series on Weekend of August 3-5

As North Carolina continues to grow, so does the amount of litter on the state’s roads. State officials spend upwards of $16 million dollar each year to clean up roadside debris.

The amount of trash being collected is truly astounding:

  • 2.5 million pounds of garbage collected during the NCDOT’s spring litter clean-up
  • 21,260 pounds of trash fished out of the Neuse River during the Spring Clean-up
  • 1.4 tons: the amount of garbage the average North Carolinian generates each year

In “Talking Trash” the North Carolina News Network examines what’s being done to reduce the amount of litter that’s illegally disposed of along our streets and natural areas. The six-part radio series takes a closer look at the true cost of this issue, how local communities have responded, and upcoming opportunities where citizens can make a difference.

WRAL-FM, WCMC-FM, and affiliates of the North Carolina News Network will air the series the weekend of August 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

The series will also be available online starting August 6th. Visit:

Thanks to NCNN’s Clayton Henkel for this capcom story.


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