Neatest Trash in Town

 

All Boxed Up and Ready to Go

All Boxed Up and Ready to Go

 

Saturday, April 26, was the day for Lamar’s Spring Clean Up throughout the city.  Public Works Department crews and volunteers hit the streets at 7am, mapping their course of action from years past.  Sometimes residents just put all their refuse in a pile, like grass clippings and branches and limbs.  This year though, some residents had time to spare and got a lot neater with their deposits. 

Trash is Bagged for Pick-Up

Trash is Bagged for Pick-Up

 

A drive on some city streets made you aware that several residents had boxes and time to spare to store away all their refuse, nice and neat.  Other residents took to storing it all away in trash bags…bags and bags in front of their houses.  The only problem that could have come from this was having to open the boxes and bags to find out what was inside and where it was going to wind up. 

Taking a Burger Break, Hot Off the Grill

Taking a Burger Break, Hot Off the Grill

 

At least the crews had a chance to get out ahead of the strong winds that came up later that afternoon, coupled with summer-like temperatures for Saturday.  Workers took a break for the traditional ‘thank you’ burger bbq held at Willow Creek Park at Noon, and then got back to work. 

What Was Ours, Is Now All Yours

What Was Ours, Is Now All Yours

 

Some of the annual collections may have been on the light side, in light of the fact that since the start of the year, electronic or E-waste can be dropped off at the north side of Thriftway in Lamar every other Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  Bargain hunters also roamed the streets Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for another year, seeing what could be harvested for use or resale from the sidewalk piles. 

City Administrator, John Sutherland, remarked during a recent city council meeting, that at the suggestion of councilmember, Anne Marie Crampton, the city might consider a different cleanup campaign the next time out, going for everyday litter and debris that lines the roads and vacant lots, instead of what’s been accumulated in our cellars, attics or alleys over the year.

By Russ Baldwin

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