BERINO CLEANUP NETS 200 CUBIC YARDS OF WASTE

BERINO CLEANUP NETS 200 CUBIC YARDS OF WASTE

The community of Berino is measurably cleaner after a weekend community event in which 200 cubic yards of trash and debris were collected and hauled to the Corralitos Landfill east of Las Cruces.

The cleanup project was coordinated by the South Central Solid Waste Authority and the Doña Ana County Community Development Department in response to a survey of the community’s residents. The survey results indicated that codes violations involving trash on private properties constituted a primary concern within the community.

The Doña Ana County Community Development Department printed flyers advising residents of the event, and staff distributed the flyers during a June 29 master-plan community meeting. Roll-off containers were brought to Berino July 8-11.

Doña Ana County frequently teams up with individual neighborhoods and communities to conduct similar cleanups, providing roll-off containers, gloves, bags and other supplies for the events. Joe Padilla of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department oversees the county’s Keep America Beautiful grant and usually coordinates the county’s assistance.

To coordinate a community clean-up in your neighborhood, call the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Codes Office’s Keep America Beautiful/Graffiti Abatement Team at (575) 525-8801.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews: may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.