More than 600 residents across the state came together Oct. 20 and collected 1,100 bags of roadside litter.
Jim Westhoff, a spokesman for the Delaware Department of Transportation, said that "Imagine A Litter-Free Delaware" Day was a success.
More than 100 groups of people cleaned up their roads up and down Delaware, collecting about 5,000 cubic feet of trash – enough to fill five school buses, Westhoff said.
The eighth annual event is organized by DelDOT and brings together businesses, students, families, churches and civic groups who want to rid Delaware roads of trash.
"The numbers from this event says a lot about the people of Delaware," said Secretary of Transportation Shailen Bhatt in a press release Oct. 24. "We not only take pride in the beauty of our state, but we also take some ownership of how it looks."
There were groups in the M.O.T. area, at Grove Park Club, and Leasure Elementary School cleaning up the roadways Saturday, just to name a few.