Road workers in Georgia are asking drivers to get rid of trash properly.
Earlier this month, maintenance workers picked up nearly 10,000 bags of trash from roadsides- a big increase from what they collected last year, even though crews covered fewer miles along state roads.
Litter Pick Up Week cost the state more than $160,000 ahead of roadside mowing, up more than 12 percent from 2013.
Engineers say the costs come from taxpayer money the state could be using for something else if people would not litter. Transportation officials say the trash is costly for the state and inconsiderate toward those who live along state roads.