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Sustainable Saturday happens in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance supported I Love A Clean San Diego with the first Sustainable Saturday event in Fallbrook on Nov 4. Volunteers came together at Vince Ross Village Square downtown, where they grabbed buckets and bags, litter pickers and gloves and combed the streets of downtown.

The efforts of the 23 enthusiastic volunteers resulted in the removal of 60 pounds of trash and 22 pounds of recyclables for a total of 83 pounds of litter removed from the environment.

In addition to learning about what and where to recycle bags and batteries in Fallbrook, the group was educated on how litter dropped in their village enters the watershed, leaving a trail of toxins from Fallbrook to the ocean.

Now is the most important time to clean up gutters and storm drains, removing trash that has been discarded or blown in, especially those Halloween Candy wrappers and other small plastics that seem to find their way to sidewalks and fence lines, before the start of winter rains.

The street "sweep" was followed by a gently used clothing swap, providing attendees with the opportunity to exchange up to five donated items for alternative favorites. Thirty-nine people participated in this portion of the event diverting 173 pounds of like new items from landfills.

To learn more about what the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance is involved in, or how to get involved, go to http://www.fallbrookbeautification.org.

Submitted by the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance.

 

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