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Volunteers for the 2013 Great American Cleanup started to arrive at Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park well before the 8 a.m. registration time. Eager to make a difference in Alachua County, volunteers of all ages, sizes and affiliations came to Westside Park on Saturday, April 6. to collect supplies, fuel up with breakfast, and make their way to the streets of Alachua County for a day of service and hard work. Returning to Westside with looks of exhaustion, over 200 volunteers brought back 188 bags of trash, 59 bags of recycables, and 10 yards of furniture and other miscellaneous items. Residents of Alachua County came to the event and filled a 20-yard container with used tires and the bed of a full-sized pick-up truck with hazardous waste. Stopping for just a moment, volunteers were able to capture the day through photographs taken from their cell phones. Please refer to our photo gallery for a full list of photographs. 

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The 2012 Great American Cleanup has finished and we are very pleased with the results.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, partners, and sponsors who helped make this year's event another success!