Leaders of cities in St. Clair and Talladega counties say they've had some success finding ways to keep litter and illegal dumping from snowballing into larger issues.
Talladega City Manager Brian Muenger tells the Talladega Daily home (http://bit.ly/1iRKh27) that transitioning to roadside trash pickup instead of having a consolidated city dump has helped. Muenger says a four-person crew also cleans between 70 and 80 miles' worth of the city's streets.
Sylacauga Mayor Doug Murphree says the city recently bought a street sweeper and will select an ordinance enforcement officer to focus on litter reduction.
Pell City Police Chief Greg Turley says one of six litter reduction initiatives there involves investigators picking through bags of illegally dumped trash to try finding garbage carrying the dumper's identifying information.
Information from: The Daily Home - Talladega, http://www.dailyhome.com