Cleaning up is a matter of respect
We should all be grateful for those energetic and dedicated volunteers who clean up our roadsides each year. I know I appreciate it and see they've already been hard at it this spring.
The best way we can thank them for their efforts would be for everyone to make the effort to keep our road sides clean. That means: Carry your fast food litter home to your own trash container instead of tossing it out the window, or at least put your trash in one of the many trash receptacles around town.
Something for our city to consider would be to require trucks carrying debris to be covered when they travel over 30 mph. I've followed some trucks on the highway and literally watched plastic bags and other debris fly out of the open top of the trucks.
In addition, I would hope our local waste pickup companies would expect their drivers to pick up the trash they drop along the way; that seems to happen often, at least on our street. My husband just finished cleaning up our street again.
In other words, if everyone would be respectful, it wouldn't be such a major problem ... please think about it.