Be alert to volunteers picking up trash along Darke County roadways this weekend, sheriff advises

Be alert to volunteers picking up trash along Darke County roadways this weekend, sheriff advises

DARKE COUNTY — If you’re driving in Darke County this weekend, be on the lookout for volunteers who will be walking approximately 500 miles of county and township roads picking up trash, Sheriff Toby Spencer and Krista Fourman, county Solid Waste Management District director, said Thursday.

The project is the solid waste district’s 13th Annual Trash Bash from dawn to dusk on Saturday and Sunday (Sept 12 and 13).

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More than 800 volunteers and organizations will be walking along roads picking up trash. Volunteer vehicles will be parked along or near the roads where the trash pickup is occurring. Participants should be wearing green safety shirts to increase visibility.

Sheriff Spencer suggests you slow down and pay attention to volunteers working near the roadway. avoid engaging in distracted driving and keep your attention focused on driving. Look ahead as you drive and be prepared for any problems that may occur, he advises.

Sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling the roadways and enforcing traffic laws, Spencer said.