Lining the streets with trash

Grand Forks residents dumped 915 tons of trash on their boulevards last week.

MPR’s Dan Gunderson explains that the annual cleanup week is a rite of spring for residents who wait for a chance to dump those worn out couches or broken refrigerators and have them hauled away for free by city garbage crews.

Lots of broken televisions and computers have been collecting in closets and basements, too. The city recycled 12 tons of electronic gear during cleanup week.

No word on how many tons of trash were recycled by curbside treasure hunters.

– Dan Gunderson

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