Big Sweep a big success in Hillsborough

Posted October 6, 2008

— Hillsborough residents cleared almost 20,000 ponds of trash from along roadways and the Eno River as part of the town's third annual Big Sweep Saturday.

“This year’s sweep was a monumental effort,” said Terry Hackett, water
resource officer with Orange County Erosion Control and the stormwater
program coordinator for the Town of Hillsborough.

Volunteers cleaned up trash and tires, and recycled plastic and glass from the area around Dimmocks Mill Road where a new park will open next year.

Mainline Contracting of Durham, the company set to build Gold Park, donated about $1,500 worth of manpower and equipment for the clean-up.

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  • SlowDecline Oct 7, 2008

    what a reflection of our populace; folks spending hours posting comments on the failures of our government, the failures of our business leaders and the failings of each other, but not one comment on the good people are trying to do to improve their own community. Good work folks, it's great to see people getting out of their chair to incite change, rather than sitting back complaining how it isn't happening.