Help clean up litter in city and county now: Here’s how


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ALL volunteers will be provided with FREE litter clean-up kits that help protect your health and ensure your safety, with such items as special bags, gloves, masks, and safety vests.

The Clinton County Solid Waste Management District and the City of Wilmington invite you to “Keep Clinton County Beautiful!” After a year of COVID-19 protocols and a harsh winter, our communities deserve a little TLC and beautification.

Litter is unsightly and makes it challenging to show off the true beauty that is our community in the spring. The Clinton County Solid Waste Management District has been tirelessly promoting responsible waste management and recycling across the county, and Clinton County Juvenile Probation is once again rolling up their sleeves to do their part to tackle the problem along roadsides across the county.

Even with these government-led efforts, litter is still a persistent eyesore in many areas. Regardless of how you feel about individual litterers, the litter they leave behind becomes an unavoidable community problem. Clinton County has long been home to independent, hardworking and community-minded folks — so let’s tackle this problem together!

How you can help

There are two ways to get involved:

• The City of Wilmington is supporting a pre-organized clean-up opportunity this Saturday (April 3) from 9 a.m. to noon in the city.

Groups will meet at a pre-selected location and focus clean-up efforts on targeted areas of the city.

Volunteers are asked to RSVP to ensure everyone has supplies by contacting Annen Vance at: (work cell phone) 937-971-9161; email avance@wilmingtonoh.org ; or via the Facebook event page (“Clean Up Wilmington 2021”).

• If you already have an area in mind that you want to clean-up (e.g., a park, roadways, alley, playground or vacant lot) or wish to focus on any area outside of Wilmington, the Clinton County Solid Waste Management District has you covered.

Volunteers are also asked RSVP so that we can offer supplies and ideas to make your clean-up more impactful.

To RSVP, simply go to https://co.clinton.oh.us/Recycling or call 937-382-6177.

ALL volunteers will be provided with FREE litter clean-up kits that help protect your health and ensure your safety. Kits include such items as special bags, gloves, masks, and safety vests.

Group clean-up volumes will be tracked and tallied.

At the end of the summer, we will share the total amount of litter collected and how much you contributed to that total.

Even small efforts add up to big results!

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ALL volunteers will be provided with FREE litter clean-up kits that help protect your health and ensure your safety, with such items as special bags, gloves, masks, and safety vests.