ALBERT LEA, MN — Earth Week is coming to an end and one area city did some last minute cleaning.
Albert Lea hosted their “Home Town Pride Clean-Up Day” and cars lined up to take part in the action.
Residents got rid of anything from brush and yard waste to household garbage at no charge. Even items such as furniture and appliances have a cheaper fee. City leaders say it is an effort to keep the city cleaner.
“A lot of the staff and the council come out and they volunteer their time to really help organize this and we see it as a really important thing in the future to really save our community from having to pick things up out of the road so I think it’s a great opportunity for everybody to have a win-win,” said Mayor Vern Rasmussen.
He enjoys seeing the large turnout. Although the event did not begin until nine he said he saw cars lining up shortly after eight.