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2021 Great American Cleanup Collects 37K Pounds of Trash

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on April 16, 2021

659 volunteers pick up trash at 37 locations throughout Pasco

2021 Great American Cleanup Collects 37K Pounds of Trash

Pasco County volunteers collected 36,920 pounds of trash throughout the county during the 2021 Great American Cleanup on March 3, 2021.  659 volunteers cleaned up public spaces, roadsides and waterways – covering 37 locations including Anclote Gulf Park in Holiday, Dade City, Port Richey, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel and Hudson.

“Between the rainy weather and the ongoing pandemic, we weren’t sure how many volunteers would show up this year,” said Keep Pasco Beautiful Coordinator Kristen King.  “Once again, they came out in full support, proving what a tremendous impact concerned community members can have when given the opportunity.”

2021 Great American Cleanup by the numbers:

  • 36,920 pounds of trash
  • 37 locations throughout Pasco County
  • 659 volunteers
  • 1,531 volunteer hours logged 
  • $41,643.20 cost benefit (Volunteer Time Value)

Keep Pasco Beautiful hosts the Great American Cleanup with corporate funding assistance and a grant through the Florida Department of Transportation.  The event’s success is a result of collaboration and assistance among the Pasco County Department of Public Works; Pasco County Solid Waste; Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources; and Pasco County Environmental Compliance.

The Great American Cleanup is one of two annual cleanup events in Pasco.  The mission of Keep Pasco Beautiful is to improve Pasco County by engaging the community in sustainable efforts to reduce litter, promote waste reduction and encourage beautification. Learn how you can volunteer: 727.834.3611 ext. 1072 / [email protected].

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