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Since 2010, about 5,000 20 Minute Cleanup vol­un­teers have removed lit­ter from neigh­bor­hoods, parks, schools and busi­nesses as part of this annual spring clean­ing project.

In 2012, 88 County res­i­dents spent 188 hours col­lect­ing over 1,500 pounds of trash and 1,000 pounds of recy­clables from streams and open space around the County.

Since 2000, 35.89 miles of water­ways and 52.2 acres of pond area have been cleaned result­ing in 27,257 pounds of trash col­lected and 10,651 pounds of mate­ri­als recycled.

The County’s Adopt-A-Road Pro­gram par­tic­i­pants col­lected nearly 1,500 bags of trash over the past year from 135 miles of road.

Green Tip

Buy local.It’s fresher: Produce shipped from outside the country travels up to two weeks before it arrives in grocery stores.