As the snow slowly disappears, something different appears – the trash on the side of the road. The snow covers it up all winter but it’s not gone for good.
Here is some video shot last night. As you can see, as the snow melts the garbage adds up fast.
And it’s not just fast food wrappers, one county engineer tell us bigger items are getting thrown out on the road.
“We find anything from mattresses to appliances to electronics, you know a lot of those things you cant necessarily just set at the end of your lane for the trash to pick up and you have to take it to the landfill yourself.”
In the Mason City area the Landfill of North Iowa is your closest drop-off.