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Community invited to TeamUp2CleanUp Kent

Volunteers needed for citywide litter cleanup event

The city of Kent, along with the Kent Downtown Partnership, Kent Station®, Republic Services, Doorman Services and the Lions Club invite the community to “Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent” during a citywide litter cleanup event Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. – noon.   

Residents, neighborhood and faith-based organizations, civic groups, schools, youth organizations, businesses and families are encouraged to get involved with this citywide effort.  “Not only is it an awesome way to make a difference in your community, but it’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise at the same time,” said city conservation coordinator Gina Hungerford. 

Volunteers can pick up free gloves and litter bags along with directions to “hot spots” that could benefit from some extra attention- by meeting at 9 a.m. at one of two locations:

  •  Kherson Park, 307 W. Gowe St. (Downtown)

Filled litter bags can also be dropped off at the same locations that day until noon. 

Large company or neighborhood groups preferring to pick up bags and gloves the week before the event may do so at the Centennial Center’s Public Works Office, 400 W. Gowe Street, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.   

"We hope to get a great turnout at this litter clean up," said Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke. "Historically, several community organizations have held individual events. By working together, we can make a visible difference across the entire city." 

Individuals and groups interested in participating in “TeamUp2CleanUp Kent” must register by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13 at KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash. 

For additional information, contact Gina Hungerford at ghungerford@KentWA.gov or 253-856-5549.

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