3-G Electric Co. hired 20 people to help clean up trashy areas around town last Saturday.
They collected more than 80 trash bags of litter, 40-plus tires, two sofas, a truck load of rotted lumber and construction debris.
“The cleanup was a great success,” said Marco Garcia, office manager for 3-G Electric.
Garcia, and his brother and father had hoped volunteers would pitch in and help clean up the city. However, no one volunteered, he said.
The workers collected more than 40 tires behind the College North Shopping Center, as well as two sofas.
“Among these things we found a great quantity of plastic bags, foam cups from fast-food restaurants in town, a lot of cigarette butts along the side of the road, ironing board, plywood, 2x4s, and broken glass,” he said.
The group also picked up along South Tyler Street, a more residential area. “This area was covered in foam cups and plastic bags.”
On Roberts Road, between South Adams Street and South Tyler Street, workers recovered a large quantity of construction debris, and a lot of trash all along the entire street.
At another location, along U.S. 59 south, the workers picked up trash, such as napkins, fast food bags, plastic bags, numerous diapers and a pile of construction materials.
“The cleanup was a great idea,” Garcia said. “I would like to express my concern with my community leaders as well as all Beeville residents; we need to keep Beeville clean. This is where we live, work, where our children go to school, play. We need to act immediately and work on a resolution for this ongoing battle.”
Pizza was provided to workers by Pizzarriffic, and drinks and fried chicken were provided by 3G Electric.
City Inspector Lanny Holland provided safety vests.
“This is our first time organizing a cleanup, but we look forward in working with the city and other businesses to keep up the effort toward solving this issue,” he said. ”We also urge the community to come out this weekend and join us in supporting the City of Beeville in its annual spring cleaning this Saturday.”