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The Ohio Department of Transportation is very annoyed with people that litter and they say it’s costing the state millions of dollars to clean up. Estimates put the number at around $40-million dollars over the last 10 years.

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ODOT spokesman, Matt Bruning, said, “”It’s just ridiculous. This is a problem year round and all over the state. It’s not only unsightly, it could cause safety hazards.”

According to, every year the Ohio Department of Transportation spends about $4-million dollars on trash pickup. More than 400-thousand bags of trash. Over the last decade, ODOT has shelled out roughly $40-million dollars. Trash is also picked up by inmate crews and volunteers with Adopt-a-Highway programs. However, there’s a cost associated with that as well.

We can all do our part to make Ohio litter free. Does this make you think twice before throwing that litter out of your car window?