Record amount of trash picked up at this year’s Clean Sweep event – over 10 tons!

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A record amount of trash was picked up at this year’s Discover Burien Clean Sweep event (held April 20) – over 10 tons –  according to Event Manager Debra George.

“Over 10 tons of trash was picked up,” George said. “Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that participated in making Burien 10 tons cleaner.”

Here are the totals, including previous years:

2013: 3.30 Tons + 7.17 Tons Recycle = TOTAL 10.47 TONS!

2012: 5.54 Tons + 942 Lbs Monitors + 389 Lbs of Mixed Electronic

2011: 8.2 Tons

2010: 5.9 Tons

2009: 8.15 Tons

2008: 7.61 Tons

2007: 8.66 Tons

2006: 6.75 Tons

2005: 10.82 Tons

2004: 9.88 Tons

2003: 12.06 Tons

2002: 7.72 Tons

2001: 9.82 Tons

2000: 13.72 Tons

1999: 9.73 Tons

Clean Sweep is held in Burien the weekend of Earth Day, and is a city-wide clean-up event where volunteers gather at 8 a.m. at the fire station for coffee, juice, donuts, etc., then fan out to clean various parts of the city up. At Noon the crews return to the fire station for a hot dog lunch and raffle with prizes donated by area businesses.

For more information, visit the Discover Burien website:

Here are some photos taken by Scott Schaefer from this year’s event:






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