Cascades Trash bash

On Sunday, October 17th, 2021, Keep Loudoun Beautiful (KLB) organized a clean up event in Sterling, VA.  It was a beautiful day for the 108 volunteers to clean up a number of areas along roadways, behind schools, and in the heavily polluted floodplain area.  A total of 32 large bags were consolidated to hold the 642 lbs of trash collected by the group, along with 13 consolidated bags of recycling weighing 87.86 lbs.  In addition to the trash collected, 14 tires were removed from the floodplain area.

Tires will be taken to the Loudoun County Landfill for recycling.  Bulk scrap metal will be taken to Potomac Metals for recycling.  Metal cans, plastic and glass bottles will go to the Loudoun County Recycling Center.  All remaining litter that cannot be recycled will be taken to the landfill for disposal.  Food donations were collected and donated to the Dulles South Food Pantry.

Special thanks to the groups that participated including: the Potomac Falls High School Green Team, the Young Adult Group from the Reston Bible Church, American Heritage Girls Troop 1975, Pack 905, Troop 70246, Girl Scout Troop 241, Girl Scout Troop 70182, Troop 572, and Troop 70131.  We would also like to recognize cousins Masoud Hellali and Toryalai Helali, who are Afghan refugees who came to America in August 2021 and joined us for the afternoon “to give back to the community who has welcomed them”.

Thank you to Solarpunk Life and Joe Hines for coming out to film the event.  Joe was a great help to the cleanup crew working in the floodplain area.  Please check out the video he made of the clean up event.

Cleanup volunteers