Wilkes-Barre will once again participate in the annual Great American Cleanup of PA on Saturday and is seeking assistance from volunteers. As in past years, the city is emphasizing cleanup of streets, sidewalks, catch basins and nuisance properties.
“We are very appreciative of the many volunteers taking part in the neighborhood spring clean up each year,” said Mayor Tom Leighton. “The event continues to have a positive impact on our community and restores pride in our neighborhoods that could not be possible without a strong volunteer commitment.”
The city plans to recruit block captains to organize their neighbors in cleaning up their street. All volunteer groups and individuals will be supplied trash bags, gloves and other materials provided to the city by PennDOT. To register, contact the Department of Public Works at 570-208-4246. Volunteers are still needed in all areas of the city.
This year, Wilkes University is expected to have more than 100 student volunteers concentrating their efforts in South Wilkes-Barre along with other groups of similar size in each district of the city.