The first cleanup day for Snellville Clean and Proud collected 31 bags of litter on a mile stretch of Oak Road Saturday.
City staff, councilmembers and residents from the community gathered at City Hall Saturday morning to begin a clean-up initiative planned for years to come.
“Snellvillle Clean and Proud is off to a great start,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dave Emanuel. “Our team of volunteers showed what can be done in just a few hours to improve the appearance of our city. I hope other groups will join our effort and adopt other roads.”
The volunteers used supplies from Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and wore high-visibility shirts from Big Frog Custom T-shirts of Snellville. Three more cleanup dates will take place in the near future so the City of Snellville can officially adopt Oak Road to clean regularly from Highway 78 to Mountain View Road.
Emanuel created Snellville Clean and Proud after he saw a need to bring the community together to keep roadways litter free. Emanuel said he was inspired by Chad Livsey, who took it upon himself to clean area roadways as well.
“Chad is the inspiration that led to the creation of Snellvillle Clean and Proud,” Emanuel said.
If you would like to join the Snellville Clean and Proud initiative, or would like information about forming a litter control team for your area, contact Emanuel at firstname.lastname@example.org.