County Executive Leopold Calls Weekend Inmate Roadside Litter Pick-Up Program a Success
Annapolis, MD (June 26, 2007) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announced the new weekend roadside litter pick-up project, utilizing inmates at the Ordnance Road Correctional Center was a great success.
Four Crews of 4 inmates each removed a total of 419 bags of trash from roadsides along Veteran's Highway, West B&A Road, Clark Road, Watts Avenue, Race Road, Governor Bridge Road, St. George Barber Road, and Rutland Road. The weight of the bags is unavailable.
Regarding sign removal, 1 crew of 2 inmates removed between 150 and 200 signs in Brooklyn Park, the east side of Glen Burnie, and along College Parkway.
For the first time under County Executive John Leopold’s initiative, staff from the Department of Detention Facilities transported four inmate work crews, consisting of a maximum of four inmates per crew, to various locations through out the County to pick up roadside litter during the weekends. This is in addition to the services already being preformed during the week by inmate crews.
The crews arrived on location between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and were picked up between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. To the extent practicable, inmate crews separated recyclables from trash during litter collection.
The Bureau of Highways, which is under the County Department of Public Works, provided reflective vests for roadside work, drinking water and supplies to support roadside litter collection. The Department of Detention Facilities provided normal attire for the work crews and bagged lunch for each inmate.