Commonwealth Cleanup Week starts Saturday across Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Volunteers are being sought to fill trash bags and pick up old tires as part of this year’s Commonwealth Cleanup Week across Kentucky.
The weeklong initiative starts Saturday and is promoted by the state Energy and Environment Cabinet. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities with a chance to do some spring cleaning.
EEC Secretary Len Peters says thousands of people give back to their communities by picking up litter from roadways, valleys and streams and recycling whenever possible.
During last year’s cleanup week, more than 20,000 Kentuckians picked up nearly 109,000 bags of trash and more than 1,000 tires along thousands of miles of roadway. Volunteers also cleaned eight illegal dumps.
©2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.