Help clean up Pasco County

Pasco County is encouraging residents to help remove trash and debris as  part of the Great American Cleanup on April 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The county joins the national cleanup effort every year. On the local level, the effort is spearheaded by Keep Pasco Beautiful, a local affiliate of the national, nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful.

Pasco County has been participating in the cleanup since 1992. Since 2008 alone, more than 163 tons of trash has been removed in Pasco County by volunteers in different parts of the county.

Teams in several parts of the county have already registered to help out. Communities with teams include Wesley Chapel, Dade City, Holiday, Hudson, New Port Richey, Port Richey and Spring Hill.

Those would like to join in are invited to call (727) 856-4539 and someone in the county’s Recycling and Education office will put them in touch with a captain from the area of their choice.

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