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Sioux City launches effort to promote community spring cleaning

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Trash seen along Floyd Boulevard in Sioux City. Trash seen along Floyd Boulevard in Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Now that spring is here it's time to start cleaning up.  That doesn't have to mean just your home.

Sioux City crews have been cleaning up the litter that piled up during the winter months.  They've been picking up trash and debris in the streets and at parks.

Cleaning up isn't cheap though.  Officials say the cost of litter pick up has already reached more than $23,000.  Money that could be spent on other projects.

"A lot of it can go to educational stuff, there's plenty of opportunity to help kids in the schools.  It can help go to help filling potholes in the roads, it can help beautify through landscaping," Derek Carmona, Sioux City Environmental Service Analyst said.

Officials want to remind folks that littering is illegal and you can be fined.

If you see someone littering call the police department's litter buster number at (712) 279-6440.

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