Citizens collect more than 660 bags of trash

Written by on June 1, 2017

Press Release—From April 28-May 6, 2017, citizens in Campbell County, Wyoming collected 663 bags of roadside trash during Keep Gillette Beautiful’s Coal Country Trash-A-Thon.

Keep Gillette Beautiful estimates that there were more than 115 community volunteers and more than 35 groups who helped clean up more than 24 miles of roadway during the Coal Country Trash-A-Thon on Saturday, May 6.

All Campbell County schools were invited to participate in the event from April 28-May 5, with 12 schools participating. Conestoga Elementary School and Little Powder Elementary School students earned a pizza party, sponsored by the City of Gillette, for collecting the most bags of trash per their student population. These schools also received a tree, donated by Connely’s Scenic Landscaping & Nursery, as a living trophy of their efforts.

The Coal Country Trash-A-Thon was supported by Campbell County Local Government; Campbell County Health; Campbell County School District Number 1; City of Gillette; Connely’s Scenic Landscaping & Nursery; The Home Depot; Pacific Steel & Recycling; and Western Waste.

The 2018 Coal Country Trash-A-Thon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 5.

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