Holliston Hoverboard Rider Is Keeping His Community Clean

HOLLISTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If the streets of Holliston look a little cleaner to locals lately, they have one guy and his hoverboard to thank.

With all of his favorite places shut down due to the pandemic, Ray Costello said he needed some new, more socially-distant hobbies.

"I'd go for lots of walks and just get tired of seeing all this stuff like alcohol bottles and cigarette butts," he said. "Someone's gotta pick up all of it."

So the 31-year-old hopped on his hoverboard, grabbed some garbage bags, and took to the town. On an average trip, Costello said he goes about seven miles and comes back with about 100 pounds of trash. But, he said, he tries not to go out too often.

"It's like washing your hands too frequently when you're in the middle of a project," he said. "I just do it in one big sweep here and there."

And as much as he enjoys making a difference in his community, given the choice, Costello said he'd rather not have to do it at all, if people would only stop littering.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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