City Clears Potential Mosquito Breeding Grounds Through Community Clean Up Week

May 15, 2019, Green Cove Springs, FL – City of Green Cove Springs Solid Waste, Public Works and Water Departments teamed up to collect just under 48 tons of mixed waste and tires during Community Clean Up Week, April 22 to May 3.

During those two weeks, the City collected a total of 41.11 tons of mixed waste and 6.85 tons of tires. A majority of the mixed waste was construction debris, but City of Green Cove Springs Public Works Field Supervisor Mike Worley said that the biggest positive impact of the event was the number of tires that were picked up from residential yards.

“Another big plus is that picking up so many tires that contained rain water were a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” said Worley. “Hopefully this will help to reduce their population.”

Worley, Assistant Public Works Director Steve Thomas, and Assistant City Manager Mike Null, who worked together to organize Community Clean Up Week, said that they are glad the event helped to clean out so many residential yards of debris that wouldn’t normally be included during normal trash pick up schedules.

Community Clean Up Week is a two week period where City of Green Cove Springs Solid Waste Department will pick up tires, construction debris, yard waste, and discarded household appliances on top of normal garbage pick up. The Solid Waste Department was assisted this year by Steve Thomas, Richard Jackson, Shayne Taylor, Nathan Nettles, and Sean Thacker of Public Works and Ryan Andersen of the City of Green Cove Springs Water Department.

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