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SpU TH 8F <br /> � G <br /> z s <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 12, 2012 <br /> Contact: Debra Johnson, Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-5853 <br /> MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG THANKS <br /> THE DEPARTMENTS OF CODE ENFORCEMENT AND SOLID WASTE <br /> City Recently Passed Two Millionth Pound Picked Up <br /> SOUTH BEND—Mayor Pete Buttigieg assisted the clean up efforts of city crews this <br /> afternoon to make South Bend a cleaner city. The Departments of Code Enforcement and <br /> Solid Waste worked together to coordinate a better cleanup of illegal dumping around the <br /> city, culminating last week in the two millionth pound of trash picked up in the city. <br /> "I appreciate the hard work by the Code Enforcement and Solid Waste Departments to <br /> maintain the cleanliness and beauty of the City of South Bend," said Buttigieg. <br /> The two departments began cleanup of illegal dumping in late November of 2011. Since <br /> that time, city crews cleared more than 2,013,530 pounds of debris from around the city. <br /> Their work efforts spanned close to 33 working days that ended January 9. The daily <br /> disposal of waste required 4.47 truck loads that accumulated to 13.37 tons of debris. In <br /> total, city crews cleared 434.55 tons of debris from city streets, alleyways and abandoned <br /> homes. <br /> "Neighborhoods and neighbors are experiencing a better quality of life with the removal <br /> of 434 tons of debris since the inception of the illegal dumping crew in late November," <br /> said Toppel. <br /> Code Enforcement plans to continue their efforts thru the remainder of the year with four <br /> additional temporary cleanup crews scheduled through June 2012. Their efforts focus on <br /> the hardest hit areas of the city between west of downtown, north of Lincoln Way West, <br /> south of Lincoln Way West and north of Ewing. Also, crews provide additional fuel and <br /> tipping fee funding with all material going to Greentech Transfer Station. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261• FAx 574/235-9892 <br />