Middle school and high school students will be cleaning the roadsides this week as part of the Ecology Youth Corps, according to a news release.
The youth, ages 14 to 17, will be picking up litter on roads in Clark, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pierce and Thurston counties.
The Ecology Youth Corps participants are paid $9.19 per hour and work 7.5 hours a week Monday through Friday, operating in two sessions from July 1 to July 29 and July 29 to Aug. 21 consisting of 10 six-person crews.
There will only be one four-person crew working in Grays Harbor county from July 1 to July 29.
Ecology Youth Corps crews cleaned 6,372 miles of roads and picked up more than 1.1 million pounds of litter and 140,000 pounds of recyclable material state wide, according to the release.
Littering can draw fines up to $1,025. Fines for illegal dumping are $1,000 to $5,000, plus jail time.