FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Volunteers across Kentucky will pick up trash and remove old tires later this week during Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
The weeklong cleanup begins Saturday. Last year, more than 34,000 volunteers filled 36,774 bags of trash and removed 2,481 tires from along 4,200 miles of roadway.
The 14th annual cleanup is organized by Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet. Cabinet Secretary Len Peters says volunteers get involved in numerous cleanup projects along roadways, and in valleys and streams.
The state says the timing also helps ready the state for spring and summer tourism.
Visit the state Division of Waste Management's website at http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/Pages/CCW.aspx for scheduled events.