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'Trash Mountain' wraps up Rochester anti-litter campaign

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Rochester residents, businesses, churches and schools joined together last week to forming an army of sorts to clean up our community.

The totals are in for this year's 'A Litter Bit Better' city-wide cleanup. And thanks to the more than 3,000 volunteers that trolled ditches at more than 200 locations in Rochester picking up litter, this year just over 10 tons of garbage was collected.

Officials say while that total is much higher than last year, it's still not the highest Rochester has seen.

Now, the trash will be sorted into piles of recyclables and non-recyclables.

Rochester resident Megan Moellar was one of the volunteers this year. She says, surprisingly, most of the trash comes from people unintentionally discarding it and not knowing they have spread it into the community. She did say that over the years, many of the volunteers have said there is noticeably less trash than the previous year.

Both officials and volunteers say thanks to all who were out making Rochester a cleaner, more healthy and attractive city.

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