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Milestone marks 'A Cleaner North County'

FALLBROOK – A Cleaner North County, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, surpassed 10,000 pounds of litter removed from the townsites of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Oceanside and Vista recently.

“This is definitely a reflection of the dedication to North County and putting the environment first,” Colby Schexnayder, founder of A Cleaner North County, said.

Since 2021, this organization said that it recognized this issue does not have an expiration date and there is no end in sight, unless people become community minded and aware of the environment.

The journey began in 2021, in which 4,000 pounds of trash was removed. In 2022, the number grew to 4,242 pounds.

In 2023, reaching the 10,000 pound mark was accomplished Thursday, July 20, by surpassing that number – actually reaching 10,032.35 pounds. Think of it this way – five tons of trash picked up by a small crew of four people going out once a week.

“Even though this number is a troubling figure – we push ourselves in the job we are doing for ‘the community,’” Schexnayder said. “Being part of Fallbrook, we should all want our towns to excel in areas of being that close knit community with independent businesses, less crime and cleanliness. We should be known for our hiking and biking paths and clean streets, but instead we are seeing more alcohol bottles, plastics and syringes on our outings.”

The nonprofit said it hoped to inspire people to keep the environment clean where they work, live and play. For more information, visit the website to volunteer at, or follow them on Facebook.

Submitted by A Cleaner North County.


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