Midland County Sheriff’s Office, Keep Midland Beautiful (KMB), the City of Midland, and TX Department of Transportation are collaborating to use inmates and those that need to pay off fines to remove litter from state and city rights-of-way through a Community Work Program. This program was effective in the past, but stopped due to the pandemic. With the lessening of restrictions for COVID, agencies felt this would be a good time to bring back this program.
The shutdown of the Permian Basin during COVID resulted in large amounts of trash buildup on our highways and roads. Sadly, while many community cleanup groups have been organized to address the problem, the roadways are still filled with more trash more than volunteers are able to pick up.
Dirty roads are a danger to the environment, and unappealing to visitors. Clean roadways allow visitors and residents to appreciate the beauty of our city and state, uninterrupted by unsightly litter.