Latvia spends millions on garbage collection along state roads

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The road maintenance company Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs issued a press release informing of a problem that Latvia still cannot manage to get rid of. We are talking about garbage along state roads, which, unfortunately, is not getting smaller.

In particular, over the past five years, EUR 2.8 million has been spent on roadside cleaning.

Along state highways and at bus stops, Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs employees find plastic bags, food and beverage packaging, construction materials, bulky waste, old furniture, refrigerators and televisions.

Each year, cleaning along the roads costs taxpayers more than 580 thousand euros. For this money, you can walk a grader 260 kilometers of dirt roads, and for 5 years – 1300 kilometers.