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Clifton Neighborhood Clean Up

Trash gathered by the community during the Clifton Neighborhood Clean Up event
Trash gathered by the community during the Clifton Neighborhood Clean Up event(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 9:31 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The Clifton Neighborhood Clean-Up took place from Monday, Sept. 27 through Monday, Oct. 11 this year. The purpose of ten-day event was to help remove trash in neighborhoods while fostering community engagement.

During the ten days, 344 tons of waste were removed from neighborhoods and taken to landfills, along with 175 mattress and box springs. The clean-up took place from D Road to Interstate 70, and from 32 Road to 33 Road. Around 4,500 resident homes were impacted by the success of the clean-up event.

The entire event cost $115,750 due to the use of machinery and equipment needed to load and remove and drop off trash to the landfill.

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office also noted crime in the clean-up area has dropped since the project concluded, leading to safer neighborhoods.

To read the full press release, please visit blog.mesacounty.us.

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