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Commonwealth Cleanup Week starts Sunday. Have you made your plans to help?
Commonwealth Cleanup Week is an annual weeklong event geared toward cleaning up Kentucky's communities. And all across the state, groups are gearing up to clean roadsides and parks in their communities.
Last year, more than 5,151 people participated in the statewide event, picking up 14,860 bags of trash along 1,846 miles of roadway and cleaning up 26 dumps statewide. Participants also collected and recycled 337 appliances and 3,956 tires.
Taylor County Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie McNear is hoping that groups will contact her and sign up to clean up a portion of Taylor County. She said all volunteers are needed, such as school and church groups and other organizations.
This year, McNear says, even more volunteers are needed because of debris left from January's ice storm.
Groups that participate, according to www.waste.ky.gov, are eligible to enter a drawing to win a cash prize. To be eligible, however, organizations must register with McNear and complete a cleanup project during the week.
Come show your pride in our community.
For more information on Commonwealth Cleanup Week or the PRIDE cleanup, visit www.waste.ky.gov or contact McNear at Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers' office at 465-7729.