by: Angelene Davis
Multimedia Associate, City of Palm Coast
The city of Palm Coast Public Works Department is hosting its second bi-annual “Keep Palm Coast Clean” litter pick-up event on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers will meet at the Public Works Department located at 1 Wellfield Grade off U.S. 1. Multiple roadways and medians are listed as focus areas for the event, including but not limited to:
- Palm Coast Parkway
- Belle Terre Parkway
- Belle Terre Boulevard
- White View Parkway
- Pine lakes Parkway
- Matanzas Parkway
- Seminole Woods Parkway
- Royal Palms Parkway
- Old Kings Road South
This litter clean-up initiative encourages residents to help pick up trash in the community. It protects our environment and keeps our City looking beautiful. The event is free to participate and still accepting volunteers. Those Individuals or groups interested in volunteering can email Benny Cope at [email protected].
The theme for this event is Keep Palm Coast Clean and Love Where You Live #PublicWorks.
“Last year we picked up over 1,275 pounds of litter and over 300 pounds of debris to include truck tires, small refrigerators and much more," reported Public Works Workforce Data Analyst Benny Cope.
Since Oct. 1, 2021, the Public Works Department has picked up and removed over 35,835 pounds of litter, plus illegal dumping, putting the city on pace for 100,000 pounds of litter in a year.
8–8:30 a.m.: Briefing and introduction along with location assignments
9-11:30 a.m.: On-site cleanup
12 p.m.: End the day, adjourn from locations
*Rubber gloves, trash bags, and water will be provided to all volunteers. During the cleanup, two to three trucks will be picking up bags along the routes. Please do not put trash in personal vehicles. Weight of total trash collected will be done at the end of the event and results will be shared by the Communications and Marketing team.
To ensure the safety of all volunteers, please do not clean up trash in the medians. All trash cleanup will be conducted on the shoulder of the road and along the swales in order to stay clear of moving vehicles. If you must cross the road, please do so at a crosswalk.
For more information, please contact the City of Palm Coast Public Works Department at 386-986-2360.