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8.1 tons of trash collected during Clean Gloucester Day

More than 300 volunteers participated in the recent Clean Gloucester Day, Clean Community coordinator William A. Bell said.

Most of the volunteers cleaned roads throughout the county on Saturday, March 8, while some others picked up litter during the week before or after the main event.

For their efforts, Bell said, Gloucester now has 8.1 tons of trash less along its roadways than it did a few weeks ago. Each of the 307 volunteers collected an average of 53 pounds of trash and litter, he said, about the same as in the past several years.

“We were down from the prior three years for total trash collected and below 2011 and 2013 in the total number of volunteers,” Bell said. Last year, 400 volunteers collected 11.5 tons of litter and trash, for an average of 57.5 pounds each. In 2012, 300 volunteers collected 8.6 tons, or 57.3 pounds/volunteer, a report said, while in 2011 550 volunteers picked up 12.4 tons of trash, for an average of 45 pounds each.

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