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Man spends free time picking up trash along highway

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 21:25:32-04
Twice a week for the last two years, Stephen Weaver rides his bike up and down Highway 90.
 
"I have an established routine," he said. 
 
Weaver sets out at 10 a.m. and spends about six hours riding and picking up trash as he goes. 
 
"People do things like they'll go to a fast food restaurant and think the fast thing to do is throw their trash away," he said. "Once their done with it, driving down the highway eating, it ends up on the highway." 
 
A 9OYS viewer brought Weaver to our attention after seeing him week after week, picking up trash. She said he deserved some recognition 
 
Weaver says he's retired now but he grew up in Connecticut. He participated in boy scouts as a kid and said he still lives by something his scout leader told him. 
 
"He used to say you know, when we go camping, we always leave the place a little better than we found it well this is our living room," he said. "We pick up the living room everyday and we can think about that in terms of our neighborhood and our country." 
 
He says weather doesn't affect his routine. He even brings a poncho if it's raining. 
 
"I don't give a darn whether anyone thinks I'm crazy," he said. "I just hope they pay attention to their driving and secure their load...If they think that it's maybe uplifting, then that would be nice."