Doing our part in cleaning up

Published 8:04 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In Tuesday’s edition of the LDN, we reported on the City of Hogansville’s anti-littering campaign.

Hogansville City Council members and Hogansville Elementary students took part in a video to increase awareness of litter in the community. There is also a bicycle parade planned for Saturday to raise awareness.

In today’s edition, we wrote about the City of LaGrange shutting down for all non-essential employees April 20 to pick up litter. The cleanup will be through the city’s main thoroughfares from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We applaud both cities for their efforts to keep the county clean.

More importantly, these efforts coincide this month with the Great American Cleanup, which will be held Saturday, April 21.

The cleanup is already underway and ends in mid-May.

It is sponsored by Keep Troup Beautiful. During the event, litter collected by volunteers can go to LaGrange’s East Side Park and Hogansville’s dumpsters across from city hall. West Point’s l0cation is to be decided.

No one likes trash in their yards, no one likes a messy home. Troup County is our home, and we should do our best to keep a clean place. It is on us to make our home tidy.

You don’t have to put in 40 hours a week picking up litter, but a little bit of effort from everyone amounts to a lot when it comes to cleaning. We look forward to seeing you April 21.