Apr 13, 2013 6:46 PM by Jessica Holley - email@example.com
CORPUS CHRISTI - volunteers spent another weekend on County Road 73 Saturday morning for part two of the massive clean up that's underway for illegal dumping in that area.
With the help of claws both big and small,piece by piece, volunteers began to restore the lots along County Road 73 back to the way they once looked before all this trash was dumped here. Volunteers say the transformation today was shocking.
"I never thought it could get clean, as long as I've been here. I thought no one cared, until now," says CR 73 resident Devon Phelps.
It took last weeks clean up of this county road to allow residents to see just how much garbage is hidden by their homes.
"It's just sad to see that someone can not care about what they are doing. You know I didn't know there was this much trash until they started bringing it out," says Phelps.
But even after spending hours last weekend cleaning up the area, this week residents still caught illegal dumpers trying to dispose of their junk.
More than 15 dumpsters were filled with all the illegal dumping that has occurred on County Road 73. And once they are full disposal companies are taking that trash and hauling it off to the dump, where the trash should have been in the first place. And volunteers here say it was a constant cycle of filling up those dumpsters and hauling them off to the dump. With residents fed up with the mess they hope this clean up lasts.
"I hope it's for a long long period of time. We are going to keep an eye on it and everything. All the neighborhood is going to start to keep an eye on everything and if we see trash we will try to get it picked up," says another CR 73 resident, Julio Favela Jr.
And residents aren't stopping until every final piece is picked up.
The third and final clean up will be next month on May 18th. This time they will tackle the river, which is a big worry, since it effects our drinking water.