Palm Coast To Host Litter Pick Up Event

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Palm Coast, FL - The City of Palm Coast is asking residents to volunteer to pick up trash in the community. The first “Keep Palm Coast Clean” litter pick-up event is on July 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you'd like to help this Saturday, volunteers are asked to meet at the Indian Trails Sports Complex near the baseball fields at 8 a.m. for a briefing & introduction along with location assignments.

The theme for this event is Keep Palm Coast Clean and Love Where You Live #PublicWorks. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering can email Benny Cope at BCope@palmcoastgov.com.

“Here at Public Works, we have full-time guys committed to trash clean up and removal. Astonishingly we remove an average of 43+ bags of trash from our right of ways per week and collect well over 540 lbs. of trash per week from our bump-outs along our City’s pathways. Roadway US-1 produces an average of 20 bags each time we send crews out ahead of mowing. This puts our collection totals into the range of 1,359 lbs. per week totaling an average of 5,436 lbs. per month,” says Public Works Lead Supervisor Benny Cope.

Event Agenda:

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Briefing & introduction along with location assignments

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. On-site cleanup

12 p.m. End the day at the Indian Trails Sports Complex 

*Rubber gloves, trash bags, and water will be provided to all volunteers.

To ensure the safety of all volunteers, please do not clean up trash in the medians. All trash cleanup will be conducted on the shoulder of the road and along the swales in order to stay clear of moving vehicles. If you must cross the road, please do so at a crosswalk.

For more information, please contact the City of Palm Coast Public Works Department at 386-986-2360.

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