Getting a handle on litter around Alton continues to be a goal of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. There is City-Wide Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, and the chairman of the committee says she hopes they can get more volunteers, making it possible to pick up areas they had to pass over last fall.
Historically, several community service organizations and individuals participate in this event. Carolyn MacAfee says while there are areas of need all over town, two in particular that need regular attention are West Delmar behind the Target Store, and Industrial Drive behind the Sherman-Williams paint store along the fence at the old landfill.
She says they will be sorting recyclables and non-recyclables as they work that day. This year's clean-up is set for this Saturday at 9am, rain or shine. For more information, call 304-4315