By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thousands of volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves Saturday for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup.READ MORE: WHAT WAS THAT?: Why Delaware Residents Felt Earth Shaking Wednesday Morning
It’s a day that gets bigger each year. Philly Spring Cleanup is sponsored by the Streets Department for volunteers to get out and spruce up their neighborhoods.
“We’re looking to promote civic engagement and community pride and we would love for everyone to come out and participate,” says Deputy Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Announce Arrest Of Teen In Shooting Of 7 People Outside Golf & Social Club, Highlight Encouraging Trend
There are around 550 cleanup projects registered and volunteers can go out to any of the events.
“Painting over a graffiti riddled wall or cleaning a lot that’s been neglected or simply just coming out and taking care of your neighborhood,” says Carlton.
Last year, the effort took in over a million pounds of trash and 40,000 pounds of recycling.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Hospitals Seeing Sharp Increase In Number Of Children With COVID-19, Rising RSV Infections
The Streets Department hopes Philadelphians take cleaning up seriously not just on this day but throughout the year.