Redding officials have been focused on some environmentally friendly efforts in recent years. The idea to implement a local ban on plastic bags is on hold while the legislature considers a state law. In celebration of Earth Day, volunteers fanned out last weekend to collect roadside litter from around Redding. A total of 770 pounds of garbage was collected to help build Mt. Trashmore on the town green. Redding officials thanked volunteers and says the practice should be continued every day.