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Doing Our Part to Keep Reston Clean H BY JESSICA BIGGER  PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK MAJOROS AND SEAN BAHRAMI

ave you ever stopped and wondered who picks up the garbage off of Reston Association’s paved trails and roadways, who mows the lawn around all the open space, removes fallen trees and debris after a storm, removes snow from our trails, maintains and repairs the trails, bridges and buildings when needed? Reston Association has an entire maintenance department dedicated to keeping Reston looking its best. One of Reston’s biggest challenges is littering. There is a tremendous amount of garbage picked up on a daily basis by RA maintenance crews on Reston’s pathway system. Reston Association crews are picking up trash equal to around 40 some odd 10-gallon receptacles on a regular basis. RA’s mowing crews also do a regular pick-up. But the trash continues to be a problem. “No one else is going to clean up the trash. It’s never going to stop. It’s always going to be there,” said Linda Thomas, Pathways Supervisor for Reston Association. Thomas feels that there are a percentage of residents who just have a bad habit of littering, and that contributes to part of the problem. There are certain streets that are particularly bad according to Mike McNamara, Deputy Director for Maintenance for Reston Association. North Shore Drive is one of those streets that creates a higher percentage of litter than in neighborhoods. “Trash seems to be higher where people park their cars and construction trucks blow by,”

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