Volunteers clean up trash on AOAA land
BURNSIDE - Volunteers filled a 30-yard roll-off container to the brim this weekend with trash strewn about Burnside Mountain.
"It's overflowing, so everybody did a great job," Kathy Jeremiah, planning department grants manager for Northumberland County, said of the container and the efforts of volunteers.
The cleanup was organized by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Northumberland County Planning Department and was held Saturday and Sunday. It included participation of about 30 volunteers, some of whom came as far away as Philadelphia and the Washington, D.C. area.
Some volunteers were locals, others were members of out-of-area off-road clubs.
The cleanup was the second coordinated by the nonprofit organization and the county department on the land being developed as the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area.
The volunteers concentrated on picking up burn piles filled with household trash and construction debris, Jeremiah said.
A skid loader was instrumental in the cleanup and was donated by Jeff's Auto Body and Recycling, Paxinos, while the roll-off was donated by Waste Management.