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Commissioner Corley emphasizes to pick up fireworks trash

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock County Commissioner Jason Corley is emphasizing the importance of picking up trash this 4th of July. 

Corley says every year, the day after Independence Day, road crews are forced to canvas county roads picking up trash left behind by fireworks. 

Not only does it take tax dollars to complete the clean-up. Debris from the fireworks has an adverse affect on agricultural businesses throughout the county. 

"When people leave their trash from their fireworks our here the wind, as you can see today it blowing pretty good, it's going to blow that trash into these farmers fields," he said.

"That trash is going to stay there until they come out and pick it up themselves or when they strip cotton, you're going to see that trash get sucked up into those machines. It's bad for the cotton. It's bad for the machines, and it's expensive for our farmers." 

The state will provide two trash bins to be place at the intersection of East 50th Street and FM 835 for people to throw their trash in. 

Anyone who is caught leaving their trash in the road or in a public area can be fined for littering. 

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