Over 5 tons of trash was picked up during Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’


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The numbers are finally in for the 2014 Burien Clean Sweep – over 200 volunteers arrived at Fire Station No.2 to help keep Burien clean the morning of April 29, and collected a total of 5.34 tons of trash and 260 pounds of recyclables.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to help and to the event sponsors: Recology CleanScapes, Les Schwab Tires, Law Offices of Linn, Schisel & DeMarco, Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate, Burien Press and Mark Restaurant & Bar,” reads an announcement.

For more information on this and upcoming events please visit www.discoverburien.com, or call (206) 433-2882.

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One Response to “Over 5 tons of trash was picked up during Discover Burien’s ‘Clean Sweep’”
  1. Loren says:

    It is interesting that there would be over 5 tons of trash to pick up. I was taught not to litter and I know that kind of teaching has only grown over the last few decades. When I drive down 509 I wonder who is throwing all that stuff out of their car/truck?
    Who litters in this day and age of “green” and “sustainability” I know smokers are horrible litterers with their cigarette butts, but are they the ones throwing trash all over Burien and beyond?
    Why do we even need a Clean Sweep? Be accountable for your own trash people. Grow up!

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