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Sign up for OCRRA Earth Day Litter Clean-U

On Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, Onondaga County residents will turn out in droves to eradicate your presence.

OCRRA invites family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to sign-up, by Friday, April 9, for the annual Earth Day Litter Clean-Up. Help get rid of the litter that plagues our neighborhoods and green spaces, and sign up online today!

OCRRA recycling specialist Sarah Stewarts says, "A record-breaking 11,800 people collected trash from our roadsides, streams, and public spaces last year. Their amazing efforts brought in over 137,000 pounds of trash! To give you an idea just how much trash that is -- it is roughly the same weight as 115 male polar bears!"

Groups of all ages and sizes can volunteer to clean up any public area in the county. They can clean up on Friday or Saturday (or both days). The more people that help out, the more litter we can remove. So far, 5,617 people have registered. Help surpass last year's participant level (11,800 people) and clean-up your corner of the world.

OCRRA will send you special stickers to place on the bags of litter you collect. The stickers enable you to dispose of the trash for free -- OCRRA's gift to Mother Nature.

Register online at www.OCRRA.org or call 453-2866.

Final registration deadline is Friday, April 9.

New this year:

OCRRA's Earth Day event is on Facebook! Get event updates

and check out participant photos. Become a fan today: Join from OCRRA's homepage www.OCRRA.org or login to Facebook and search for "OCRRA"

About OCRRA: OCRRA is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation created by the New York State Legislature to manage the solid waste, or large amounts of trash, produced in Onondaga County. The organization is responsible for providing options for the safe disposal of garbage and the recycling of items that were once sent to a landfill.

It is not an arm of County Government, nor does it receive tax support for its programs. The majority of OCRRA's revenue is generated from fees users pay to deliver trash to our locations, as well as the sale of energy created at the self-sufficient Waste-to-Energy Facility in Jamesville, NY. For more information, visit www.OCRRA.org.

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