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500+ take part in Clean Gloucester Day

Gloucester is quite a bit cleaner this week than last, thanks to more than 575 volunteers who organizers said collected an estimated 10.6 tons of trash from along the county’s roadsides Saturday.

“In spite of the chilly weather, we were excited with the turnout,” said Buzz Perkins, chairman of the Gloucester Clean Community Committee. Last year, about 300 people participated in Clean Gloucester Day, which is held shortly before the Daffodil Festival to better show off the county to the many visitors who come here then.

Amanda Wallace, communications coordinator for the Gloucester Clean Community office, said Tuesday she was awaiting information about the number of bags volunteers collected and picked up for disposal by crews from Virginia Department of Transportation. Waste Management provided dumpsters at the staging areas at Main Street Center and near the convenience center on Guinea Road at Hayes.

Larger items found along the roadsides Saturday included tires, ...

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