Trash cleanup from railroad tracks in Albion yields 22 bags, 291 pounds

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 April 2024 at 4:34 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Gideon Pask found lots of empty containers from the local fast food stores in the tall grass near Platt Street this morning.

The Albion Rotary Interact Club and Rotary Club in recent years have targeted trash from near Platt Street to West Academy Street.

Today seven volunteers filled 22 garbage bags weighing 291 pounds.

Provided photo: The volunteers include from left: Lucy Rivers, Tim Archer, Sophie Markle, Gideon Pask, Emmaline Gailie, Cordelia Rivers and Tom Rivers.

The group thanks Ace Hardware for accepting the trash in the store’s dumpster.

Cordelia and Lucy Rivers found lots of litter in the brush between Platt and Main streets. They are joined in the garbage pickup by Sophie Markle and Emmaline Gailie.

In front of Dunkin’ Donuts was a small mattress and some clothes that had been out all winter.

There were two other waterlogged sleeping bags along the railroad tracks, and many empty cans of food.

The trash was weighed and the total will be sent into a database for the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup.