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100 community members came out to clean the streets of Lafayette

The city of Lafayette hosted its annual Clean Sweep event.

Posted: May 18, 2019 10:18 PM
Updated: May 18, 2019 11:42 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Nearly 100 volunteers came out to clean up the Lafayette community on Saturday morning.

This was for the city's annual Clean Sweep. Volunteers collected trash in neighborhoods from Schuyler to Greenbush Avenue. One volunteer said the most common item found was empty fast-food cups.

The city's clean sweep this year included focusing on getting rid of abandoned spare tires. This year is the most they've ever collected according to the city of Lafayette Sanitation Department.

“It's just a breeding ground for insects, mosquitoes and it's just not good for anybody,” said Jameson Jarrard with the city of Lafayette Sanitation. “It kind of liters the town so it's good to get them cleaned up, help with the breeding problem with mosquitoes and to clean up the town.”

The sanitation department will pick up any bags left on-site Monday, May 20. The city will be counting how many tons of trash was collected.

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