Whether it’s a normal day or there’s a special occasion downtown, the roads in your community are constantly battered by foot and vehicle traffic. What most people fail to realize is that littered garbage and debris can cause just as much pressure. Keeping the roads clean can prevent that from happening and offers a lot of other benefits to the community.
A tiny piece of broken glass or sharp metal can cut vehicle tires and cause a huge pileup. The same can happen if dangerous curves or even straight ones are left dusty or muddy. Ridding the roads of dust and debris can help minimize road accidents. It can help protect pedestrians and sidewalk vendors as well.
Are the roads in your community constantly flooded? The gutters that run along the sides of the road underneath the walkway are surely large enough to take in and direct runoff to the sewers so there must be another cause. The most likely culprit is the garbage and soil buildup that is trapped on the drain. It prevents runoff from flowing into the sewer lines.
A flooded road affects not only the traffic but also the environment, especially if there’s a wetland nearby. Runoff, which usually carries a mixture of potent chemicals, can spill into low-lying areas and destroy vegetation and wildlife.
Roadside trash may include food that attract both domesticated and wild animals. Some wild animals cannot distinguish food from inorganic materials such as plastic and paper so they might accidentally eat those, too. This can be dangerous to their health.
How to Deal with Road Litter
Clearing the road of litter is no simple task especially if you are dealing with a huge volume of garbage, debris, and soil. You need to use heavy-duty street sweepers to get the job done fast without the aid of manual sweepers. These vehicles can cover a huge area in a short period.
If your community doesn’t have its own machines and vehicles, you can always resort to street sweeper rental. There are a lot of companies that rent out high-performance vehicles, which will surely make the job a lot easier, especially if you have a deadline to meet. If you already have your own street sweepers but they happen to be broken or have missing parts, these companies also have Vactor truck parts that you can use.
How Street Sweepers Work, HowStuffWorks.com
Dusty roads can be very dangerous, TrainSafe.net