Man Works to Keep Property Clean from Littering


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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A trashy trend along a local highway is keeping one man's hands full of trash that isn't his.

It's part of the frustrating routine Ted Jordan has adopted along Toll Gate Road in Fort Defiance. "Bottles, cans, spit bottles, fast food wrappers, cups, cup tops, straws, you name it," said Jordan.

Those items are thrown out among the weeds as well as on Jordan's property. He said the trash problem has really gotten out of hand, and now he wants drivers to clean up their act.

"Sixty gallons of trash on a 200-yard stretch in a year, that's a lot of bottles," said Jordan, who said he picks up the trash to try to make the area nicer; however, despite his efforts, it keeps coming and he wants to remind drivers to think before you dump.

"It's their mess, it's not my mess," said Jordan.

The silver or aluminum lining in all of this, he does recycle what he can of his dirty discoveries.

North District supervisor Marshall Pattie said when it comes to problem spots like that, they'll work with the sheriff's office to get some extra eyes on the road.


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