VICTORVILLE: On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the H.O.P.E Team collaborated with the City of Victorville Code enforcement, Public Works, and volunteers from the community to remove trash that had accumulated along the Mojave River next to and in homeless camps.
Working on the east and west side of Interstate 15, 54 work release inmates and 26 community volunteers assisted in filling 30 foot roll-off dumpsters that were provided by the City of Victorville through Burrtec Waste Disposal.
City of Victorville workers also provided tools, gloves, dust masks, and water for the volunteers and inmates.
Twenty dumpsters in total were filled to the top with numerous items. The items collected included hazardous waste, e-waste, furniture, appliances, propane tanks, bags and buckets of human excrement as well as over 30 shopping carts from local businesses.
The large amount of trash was collected from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm. In the four and a half hour time span the dumpsters were filled to capacity. More refuse will be added to the final tally by the workers from the Public Works Department throughout this week as the clean-up operation continues.
A volunteer stated she hadn’t been down in the riverbed in over 20 years and hoped this was the first step to return it to its former pristine state.
(source: SBSD Headquarters)
All News6 days ago
NB-15 freeway closed near Barstow due to fatal officer involved shooting
All News5 days ago
Coroner ID’s driver killed in crash involving school bus on National Trails Highway
Apple Valley News7 days ago
Apple Valley in-person voting sites open Oct 26
All News4 days ago
3 people airlifted from crash on Palmdale Road in Phelan
Adelanto News5 days ago
3 suspects wanted in connection with a carjacking in Adelanto
All News4 days ago
Pedestrian struck by vehicle Friday night on Mojave Drive in Victorville
Adelanto News3 days ago
29-year-old man shot and killed in Adelanto
All News2 days ago
20-year-old pedestrian killed Sunday night in Victorville