Monday, November 10, 2008

Tired of Trash

At Clean Memphis' event in Whitehaven this weekend, volunteers were definitely ready to roll.

"At first someone said, 'Oh, look, a tire. How strange!'" says Janet Boscarino, director of Clean Memphis. "Then we found 83 more."

All 84 tires, which will be recycled, were found in a ditch along one street. The group also collected enough trash to fill 104 bags.

Clean Memphis, a group dedicated to making Memphis the cleanest city in the country (again), will host another two clean-ups this weekend, Saturday, November 15th.

One will be at the Wolf River and will be in conjunction with Nike and Tennessee Mentorship.

The other, in Orange Mound, is in partnership with the city's office of Community Enhancement and is part of a city effort to board up abandoned houses, cut overgrown lots, and clean up the streets. Clean Memphis is still recruiting volunteers for the event.

For more information, visit the Clean Memphis website.

To read an earlier Flyer story about Clean Memphis, click here.