Cleaning up the Peninsula

trash_00The County sponsored Heavy Trash Days on Friday and Saturday for the peninsula. Dumpsters from Peninsula Sanitation were lined up Friday morning, ready to collect large and otherwise cumbersome items not normally picked up with household garbage. A steady flow of pickups, trailers, and cars brought all types of debris for dumping. Everything from trailer loads of palm branches, tires, building materials, furniture, and appliances. With heavy equipment and lots of manpower, the lines moved smoothly as the trash was loaded into the dumpsters with the help of county employees and jail inmates working side-by-side. On Friday, 11 dumpsters were jam-packed, full and carted off. And on Saturday, another 8 dumpsters were filled and taken away. Members from the Lions Club and Keep Bolivar Beautiful provided lunch for the workers. The event brought out County dignitaries, including County Commissioner Darrell Apffel and Road & Bridge Director Lee Crowder. Where did all the trash come from? The peninsula is feeling lighter because of it. Thank you to all who made this clean up possible. We can all chip in to Keep Bolivar Beautiful.

 A steady flow of pickups, trailers, and cars brought all types of debris for dumping.

A steady flow of pickups, trailers, and cars brought all types of debris for dumping.

Dumpsters were filled with large and otherwise cumbersome items not normally picked up with household garbage.

Dumpsters were filled with large and otherwise cumbersome items not normally picked up with household garbage.

With heavy equipment and lots of manpower; county employees and jail inmates working side-by-side.

With heavy equipment and lots of manpower; county employees and jail inmates working side-by-side.

Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club served burgers and dogs to the workers on Friday.

Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club served burgers and dogs to the workers on Friday.

County Commissioner Darrell Apffel and Policy Advisor Seth Collins, flanked by KBB Directors Carlis Cole and Brenda Flanagan.

County Commissioner Darrell Apffel and Policy Advisor Seth Collins, flanked by KBB Directors Carlis Cole and Brenda Flanagan.

Keeping things running smoothly: Peninsula Sanitation owner Alan Parker,  Road & Bridge Director Lee Crowder,  Operations Manager William Comeaux, and County Nuisance Abatement Officer Jack Ellison.

Keeping things running smoothly: Peninsula Sanitation owner Alan Parker, Road & Bridge Director Lee Crowder, Operations Manager William Comeaux, and County Nuisance Abatement Officer Jack Ellison.

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