Seems like business is “picking up” for the folks at the Ada County Highway District. With a breather between snow storms, crews are out gathering all that sand they dumped at intersections and on hills for traction.
Judging from the close up photo they sent along with the press release there are a ton of inconsiderate drivers who toss their butts out the window. We have “smoke-free” restaurants and buildings, looks like “butt-free zones” will be next.
The butts, combined with other trash and contaminants make it impractical to recycle the sand for the next snow storm. The collected sand is used for cover on top of garbage at the landfill–which makes good use of a dirty substance.
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