Marshall County encourages community cleanup in new challenge

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. – Marshall County Crossroads is inviting community members to take in the spring weather while cleaning up your favorite street, block, and park during the Community Cleanup Challenge.

Crossroads, in partnership with the Marshall County Solid Waste Management District and community leaders across the county, is encouraging residents to get outside and clean up litter piles in their area.

“Litter is the responsibility of the person littering, and it's frustrating when people are careless about where they dump their trash” states Marianne Peters, Executive Director of the Recycle Depot. “However, a clean community is everyone's responsibility. That is why we were thrilled Crossroads reached out to us with this cleanup partnership.”

The Community Cleanup Challenge runs from April 16 to April 30.

During the challenge, residents can get trash bags and personal protective equipment provided by INDOT during regular business hours at the Recycle Depot in Plymouth or at Bowen Printing in Plymouth. Yard signs will be available at these locations as well.

Litter picked up during the challenge can be brought to the Recycle Depot during their regular business hours. All litter must be bagged and no large items will be accepted.

Residents can also pre-sort collected recyclables and bring them to the Recycle Depot.

To adhere to COVID-19 requirements, the community is encouraged to gather in small groups for the challenge and share pictures with the larger community by tagging @GreatHometowns and using the hashtag #CommunityCleanup.

This cleanup follows a list of other community cleanups happening in individual communities.

In addition to the cleanup, the Recycle Depot is also giving out free saplings of different trees to celebrate Arbor Day all April.

To learn more about the Community Cleanup Challenge, click here or here.

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