City of LaGrange shuts down for city employees to pick up litter in the community

Published: Apr. 19, 2018 at 10:25 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2018 at 4:09 PM EDT
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(Source: City of LaGrange)
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(Source: WTVM)
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LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - The LaGrange city manager wants to send a message to the community about cleaning up litter.

The City of LaGrange shut down business Friday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. while all non-essential employees picked up litter in the community's main roadways and streets. roughly 300 City of LaGrange employees picked up trash throughout the community.

The trash that was collected filled two 30-yard dumpsters. Some of the unique items that were found include a washer and dryer, tires, furniture, and drugs.

City Manager Meg Kelsey sent a letter to all the employees Tuesday detailing the city's new campaign, 'Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It.'

"As employees of the city, we have an opportunity to do something about it," Kelsey mentioned in the memo. "We need to create a sense of responsibility and ownership for roadways and other public areas. City staff has the opportunity to send a new message to our citizens and visitors."

The city's cleanup is ahead of Keep Troup Beautiful's Great American Cleanup which takes place Saturday, April 21.

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