Neighborhood cleanup seeks volunteers

The annual Mountain View Cleanup is set to take place the first week in May, and organizers said there’s still a big need for volunteers.

Scott Kolhaas, head of the community cleanup committee, said volunteers will begin setting up the event May 2 and open it to the public May 3. Headquartered in the parking lot of the old Brewster’s building at the intersection of Bragaw Street and Richmond Avenue, Kolhaas said the event would run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through May 9.

The effort is expected to bring in around 200 tons of refuse, he said, and will recycle about 20 percent of it.

“It’s a lot of fun, too,” Kolhaas said at Monday’s Mountain View Community Council meeting. “It’s like a rendezvous.”

Besides collecting trash and recyclables at the Brewster’s location, Kolhaas said groups of volunteers would also complete sweeps of the neighborhood beginning May 6 at 8:30 a.m. State Rep. Geran Tarr said the cleanup effort will also include Davis Park this year for the first time.

The weeklong event so far involved 15 full-time volunteers and 15-20 who “come and go,” Kolhaas said. But there is always need of more hands.

Volunteers can call 337-3171 for more information, Kolhaas said.

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