LANSING, Ill. (April 22, 2023) – Over 200 local residents spread across Lansing to pick up trash Saturday morning as part of Lansing’s annual Community Clean-up Day.
Accompanied by a strange mix of occasional sunshine and infrequent snowflakes, volunteers started at Fox Pointe, where they received their assigned areas and trash bags. Litter gatherers spread throughout town, including locations along 170th, railroad crossings, 176th street west of Torrence, 186th Street, the Fox Pointe area, and other locations throughout town.
After a couple hours of gathering trash from around town, volunteers met at Fox Pointe for a Village-sponsored lunch.
The Village of Lansing was made aware on Tuesday, April 25 by Homewood Disposal that volunteers gathered 1.52 tons of trash throughout the day. Last year’s haul was 1.21 tons.
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