Grab a bag day

Published 10:07 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019

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CAMPOBELLO–The Town of Campobello participated in the statewide trash pickup day that the Lieutenant Governor deemed to be on November 16. Town members and residents were invited to come out and help clean up the roads in Campobello. The main area cleaned up was along a stretch of Highway 176, as well as many of the back roads in and around Campobello. 


On Highway 176, sixteen volunteers picked up 56 bags of trash. Each back was estimated to be roughly ten pounds. 

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Mayor Wilds mentioned that he noticed a lot of the trash along 176 was construction remains as well as demolition trash. There seemed to be a lot of debris from the housing renovations going on in the area.


Police Chief McNeill shared that he was surprised at the amount of trash that was between Campobello-Gramling School and the pond as you go into town. 


After seeing the trash build up, Mayor Wilds and Chief McNeill discussed there being a city ordinance for debris and litter. Chief McNeill shared that the litter patrol has been made aware of how bad 176 has become. McNeill said, “I don’t think people realize how bad it is until you get out and look at the road closely.” 


Chief McNeill reminds us that trash must be covered when being transported to a drop-off location. Failure to do so will result in a $250 fine. Unsealed trash bags in the back of a truck with no coverage are considered uncovered and would be fined. It is acceptable if the bags are sealed. He encourages everyone to have a tarp or a bungee cord covering and holding down the trash on the way to the dump. 


One council audience member proudly shared that he was able to walk about five blocks and did not pick up one piece of trash and applauded that those streets were extremely clean. 

By Carson Parnell