News

Litter Makes for Costly Cleanup

Litter Makes for Costly Cleanup

Photo: WNAX

A new survey from Keep Iowa Beautiful says fast-food bags, cigarettes and other garbage tossed out along Iowa roadways costs the state a lot of money to clean up every year. Gerry Schnepf is the executive director of the organization.

Keep Iowa Beautiful worked with the Iowa D-O-T and D-N-R to put together the latest study of roadside litter. Schnepf says the cleanup cost remains high, but there is some positive news when compared to the last survey in 2002.

He says public opinion polls also show 96-percent of Iowans “agree” to some extent that it is important to maintain a clean environment.

Schnepf believes the way to stop littering is to change the mindset of Iowans.
*

Recent Headlines

in Local

Search On For Workers

employment help wanted

The main mission of Yankton Area Progressive Growth over the years was to recruit new businesses to move and bring jobs to the area.

in Local

Yankton County Treasurer Resigns

IMG_0671

Long time Yankton County Treasurer Pam Marchand will be stepping down.

in Local

Flooding Risk Low

Missouri River Mulberry Bend 60111

With dry conditions holding over from last fall, and very little snow pack, the flood outlook for eastern South Dakota is very low.

in Local

February Cold and Snowy in Iowa

sd winter

Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says February will goes into the record books in the top ten in both cold and snow.

in Local

Improvements Expected In Iowa Economy

market growing up

Most of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies are expecting improved sales and steady or slightly higher employment levels over the next six months.