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Philadelphia Residents Get An Early Start On Spring Cleanup

by Paul Kurtz

by Paul Kurtz

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The Nutter Administration is hoping to make the streets and sidewalks a little cleaner this Saturday as it holds the annual Philly Spring Cleanup event.

The message from the Streets Department is bring your brooms, brings your shovels, bring your rakes, whatever it takes to pick up the trash. More than 10,000 volunteers are expected to take part in Saturday’s annual Spring Cleanup.

They’re trying to clean up neighborhoods and thereby the city’s reputation as one of the dirtiest in America.

Armed with a well-worn broom Theresa Jackson maintains a spotless reputation patrolling the corner of 28th and Girard.

“I clean all up and down here from the corner all the way down. I do it evrey morning. I love keeping the community clean.”

Jared Boland, a resident of  Brewerytown, thinks we’ve got a bad rap.

“I remember when I first moved here it felt like Center city was disgustingly stinky every time you walked through it in the summer. And maybe it’s just that the summer’s haven’t been as hot but it feels like it smells less and looks a little cleaner. It’s a good thing, certainly.”

Mayor Nutter will be out there taking part in one of about 300 events.

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