More than 14,000 volunteers — about a thousand more than last year — participated in cleaning and greening projects around Philadelphia is the Seventh Annual Philly Spring Cleanup over the weekend.
A total of 1,122,880 pounds of cleanup material was removed, which is 100,000 more pounds than last year's total.
“Philadelphians have stepped up to the plate," Mayor Michael Nutter said. “I am truly impressed with the passion and dedication throughout the city to make Philadelphia a cleaner, greener and safer place."
By the numbers
569— Registered cleanup projects
14,225 — Volunteers
970,940 — Pounds of trash removed
29,940 — Pounds of material recycled
126,000 — Pounds of tires
3,200 — Recycling bins distributed
14 — Parks and recreation centers cleaned