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.
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“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