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County Commission partners with PALS

Butler County officials are encouraging citizens to join in an effort to clean neighborhoods, roadsides and highways.

The Butler County Commission has declared April 16-23 “Don’t Drop It on Alabama” spring cleanup.

People Against a Littered State (PALS) will provide trash bags to individuals or groups who agree to clean up a neighborhood or stretch of roadway. Officials with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the Butler County Road Department will come around and pick up the trash bags after the area has been cleaned up.

“The volunteers just bag up the litter and leave the bags on the side of the road,” said Butler County Engineer Dennis McCall. “Either our department or the Sheriff’s Office will come around and pick up the bags and dispose of them. In the past the bags have been orange, and when they are left by the side of the road for us to come pick up it really provides a visual of the work that has been done to clean up our county. It’s really a great program.”

Individuals or groups interested in taking part in the clean up should contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at (334) 382-6521 or the Butler County Road Department at (334) 382-3232.