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Volunteers host community cleanup in Chico

Volunteers at one northern California community came together Friday to host a cleanup.

Posted: Jun 26, 2020 3:59 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2020 4:34 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Volunteers in Chico came together Friday morning to host a community clean-up.

The event kicked off around 8 a.m. at the Chapmantown Elementary School parking lot. Anyone who wanted to throw away metal, tires, or mattresses could hand it to volunteers for free.

At least 20 volunteers were on hand to help out. Some went to people's homes to pick up the trash themselves.

"I'm really happy to be able to be out here today and bring this to the community I grew up in," Valerie Meza, a volunteer told Action News Now.

"This is an amazing service, I’m so happy we have it," said Valerie Murphy. "There have been numerous [attempts] trying to clean up my property and I was just like 'aw I just need to throw away that one branch' or 'I just need to get rid of that washing machine' and to hear I can take it three houses down was perfect."

The event ended around noon. Those who could not make it to the June 26 clean-up will have another chance on July 31.

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