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Tuesday, Feb 19 2013 05:30 PM

Sheriff's Office work crew takes on trash

BY BREAKING NEWS BLOG

The Kern County Sheriff's Office Community Work Crew continued its clean up efforts Tuesday east of Bakersfield.

The Sheriff's Office collaborated with various agencies to clean up illegally dumped trash, furniture and recreational vehicles that no longer worked at a property near the corner of Edison Highway and Pepper Drive, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. The work crew filled three roll off bins provided by local trash haulers with the garbage.

Earlier this month, the work crew joined forces with Kern County Waste Management and American Refuse to tackle an alley of Beech Avenue between Burbank and San Diego streets near Shafter, an area that had become an issue for framers because of garbage spilling into fields and "clogging irrigation sumps," the news release said. The trash included a boat, furniture, tires and building materials. Eleven tons of trash were gathered and taken to a landfill, the news release said.

The work crew has cleaned up about 28 tons of illegally dumped trashed since October, the news release said.

-- The Bakersfield Californian

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