Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Volunteers show out for Philly Spring Cleanup, remove pounds of trash

Thousands of volunteers showed out for this year's 6th annual Philly Spring Cleanup in record numbers and removed more than a million pounds of trash this year, announced the city's Street's Department.

Volunteers show out for Philly Spring Cleanup, remove pounds of trash

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Thousands of volunteers showed out for this year's 6th annual Philly Spring Cleanup in record numbers and removed more than a million pounds of trash this year, announced the city's Street's Department.

"I am truly impressed with the passion and dedication throughout the city to make Philadelphia a cleaner, greener and safer place," Mayor Nutter said in a statement, noting the record number of volunteers this year --13,198 up from 12,115 last year.

Volunteers removed 1,014,540 pounds of trash and 23,341 pounds of recyclable material. There were 217 more Philly Spring Cleanup projects this year than in 2012. 

"The Philly Spring Cleanup begins the momentum for beautifying our neighborhoods all year long and to 'Keep Up the Sweep Up' to maintain a cleaner and brighter Philadelphia," said Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson.

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