10/08/13 — Big Sweep picks up nearly 1,000 pounds of trash

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Big Sweep picks up nearly 1,000 pounds of trash

By From staff reports
Published in News on October 8, 2013 1:46 PM

This year's Big Sweep has netted 67 bags of trash so far, totaling 955 pounds. More than 200 volunteers covered almost 14 miles in Wayne County at 14 sites, said coordinator Barbara Byers.

She said the Jordan's Chapel Road crew reported picking up 178 cans, 194 bottles, along with a microwave, knife, scissors, broken credit card, binoculars, rubber gloves, phone charger, tire, rubber hose, a five-gallon bucket and a dried-up snake. The volunteers -- 29 youths and adults -- picked up 200 pounds of trash in 23 bags over two miles.

Girl Scouts cleaned up behind Berkeley Mall. The 35 youths and adults picked up 14 bags of trash over a mile, going 50 feet into the woods. Their 400 pounds of trash included gas can, large container, tent, ice chest with clothes in it and a purse full of makeup.

Members of the WHEP 4-H Club cleaned at Waynesborough Park, but haven't reported their results yet.