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TxDOT Saves Thousands with No Firework Clean-up This Year

TxDOT officials say folks did a great job cleaning up their own fireworks trash this year.

TxDOT officials say they did not have to send out their crews to clean-up Fourth of July fireworks debris and that's saving taxpayers some money.

This is normally what the scene looks like.

State Highway 240 usually has empty fireworks cartons, food wrappers, and beer bottles lining both sides of the road.

Adele Lewis, TxDOT public information officer, says, "Every year just on 240, $5000...$5000 to clean up.  And that doesn't include the rest of the nine counties and the other trouble spots."

Because there was virtually no litter left behind after last night's festivities and crews didn't have to go out today, TxDOT won't have to spend that money.

2011 was the last time TxDOT didn't have to take care of fireworks clean-up and that's because there were burn bans all across the state that prevented the use fireworks on the Fourth.
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