According to city officials Ronald “Buddy” Hardy and Lanny Holland, almost 200 trucks, trailers and combination trucks and trailers appeared at the city yard to take advantage of free dumping of trash items.
They were ecstatic about the turnout, especially considering the threat of rain. They noted that 32 mattresses, two kitchen ranges, four refrigerators, 17 sofas and two water heaters were discarded Saturday.
City of Beeville and Bee County employees teamed up to help residents unload their trucks and trailers and equipment operators used front end loaders to transfer the refuse from the vehicles to the large dumpsters provided by Allied Waste.
Although the volunteer turnout was not as abundant as it had been the previous two years, that was probably due to the weather. No doubt more civic and church groups will get involved with the next Spring Clean with the event’s continued success.
Everyone should appreciate such Earth Day-type efforts to pitch in together, clean up our neighborhoods and beautify our community’s appearance.
Again, we commend all city and county officials, as well as volunteer assistants, who braved the elements, coordinated the drive and inspired residents to move those piles of debris to the city yard.
As Hardy pointed out, “Isn’t that beautiful. That’s another pile we won’t have to worry about.”
Neither will the elderly, disabled and needy persons among our population, as well as the next-door neighbors, residents around town and visitors to our fair city.