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'Operation Green Team', volunteers clean up Oakwood Avenue

Operation Green Team hosted 'Clean Up Day' with volunteers to pick up litter near Oakwood Avenue.
Credit: WZDX

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Operation Green Team is keeping Huntsville clean one block at a time with a "Clean-Up Day" along Oakwood Avenue on Saturday.

The group was set up at Huntsville Country Club.

Volunteers, including some from Ascension Lutheran Church, picked up litter on Laverne Drive, Euclid Road and Mallory Avenue to name a few.

Organizers say these roadways are often overlooked, and say if you see litter in your neighborhood to reach out.

"You know, we're like everybody else, we travel the main thoroughfare. So without the community letting us know where the litter problems exist, we don't really know where to go to hold these things. And so, if you could reach out to us and let us know, 'hey we want a community cleanup'. We'll come out and we're just trying to clean up the city one block at a time," says Operation Green Team City of Huntsville Coordinator, David Worley.

The next clean up will be on June 5th at United Nations Church for the Holiday Homes community. On June 12th, Operation Green Team will be at Lewter Park to clean up the Five Points area, and on June 26th volunteers can come out to Jones Farm Park to clean up the 4 Mile Post area.

If you'd like to host a 'Cleanup Day', call 256-532-5326.

Here's some things to know about littering:

Green Team works with enforcement agencies to develop comprehensive litter and illegal dumping ordinances. Did you know…

  • you can be fined a minimum of $100 for littering.
  • it’s against the law to dump any debris on public or private property.
  • spillage of materials from vehicles on public streets is illegal.
  • it’s against the law for contractors to place debris on the street for collection.
  • we are all required to close and maintain trash and debris containers and that it’s against the law to scatter container contents or to permit container contents which have been scattered to remain on your property.
  • it’s a requirement that construction waste placed by persons other than contractors be containerized and
  • failure to maintain your property free of waste is illegal.
  • in many instances, it’s illegal to place handbills on public or private property, including motor vehicles but it is OK to directly distribute and place handbills in a manner designed to prevent scattering.