New York State Department of Transportation employees took part in a “Trash Blitz” across the state on Monday to celebrate Earth Day.

Workers from every region of New York volunteered their time to collect and dispose of litter along roads and highways.

DOT employees in the Mohawk Valley will be collecting trash along Route I-790 in North Utica on Tuesday.

The "Trash Blitz" is also intended to bring awareness to motorists that littering tarnishes the landscape of the state

On Earth Day last year, more than 2,000 DOT employees collected 9,203 bags of garbage.

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