Citizens work to keep Bristol beautiful

BRISTOL, Va. -  Over 200 people came out to the old Goody's building in Bristol, Virginia Saturday morning to clean up the community.

 It was part of the Great American Cleanup program.

Volunteers from Keep Bristol Beautiful filled several boxes with household electronics, old tires, and many hazardous wastes.

Keep Bristol Beautiful was developed by the chamber to meet the environmental needs of the community and promote green initiatives.

Kathy Lowdermilk, director of Keep Bristol Beautiful, said a big goal is to get rid of these hazardous wastes in the best possible way.

"We want to keep Bristol as beautiful as it is. It's clean; It's well kept. There are a few areas that always need a little extra help so we like to go out to those areas, pick up, and just try to do our part to keep the city clean," Lowdermilk said.

This community cleanup this spring is one of two they will have this year. The next one is scheduled for November.

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