Volunteers remove 460 tons of trash in city's Super Sweep

April 27, 2007

More than 5,500 volunteers removed 460 tons of trash from Baltimore streets, alleys and parks Saturday as part of the annual Super Spring Sweep Thing organized by the mayor's office to help clean up the city, the Department of Public Works announced.

The eighth cleanup involved 260 neighborhood groups that collected 55 more tons of trash and debris this year than in 2006. But the total did not come close to the first year the event was held, in 2000, when officials say 2,500 volunteers collected 3,000 tons of trash.

A public works spokesman said in a statement that workers also added fresh paint, new asphalt and new signs to the Sisson Street sanitation yard.

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