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The cleanup that wasn’t needed

Check out this e-mail from the City of Spokane - it looks like the Pittsburg Stairs are getting cleaned up right now:
"Public right of way and public lands in Spokane fall under the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System program for litter control.  A portion of the tipping charges for solid waste are used to support a Litter Control Crew which is used to pickup illegal dumping and littering sites on public right of way and public land.  There are some exceptions to this—bridges, parks, and I-90, for example—but then there are specific agencies that can help.
Since this trail lies in the public right of way and is under public ownership, we have sent the Litter Crew out there today to pick up the litter and illegal dumping along this trail.  The public can contact the Litter Control Crew by calling the City’s Code Enforcement Office at 625-6083.  Our policy is to respond within 24 hours (excluding holidays and weekends) for such illegal dumping and littering.
Marlene Feist, Public Affairs Officer, City of Spokane"

The blog heard from seven people who volunteered to help with the cleanup - and there was a donation of pizzas from South Perry Pizza to feed everyone - any suggestions for another project for this group?
Those who responded to the blog will get a direct email this afternoon.

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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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