Mola Lenghi, Arlington Reporter
The East Arlington Renewal groups is tackling trash and litter lining city streets and urging residents to take an active role in cleaning up the city.
A group of volunteers is cleaning up east Arlington by picking up litter on the weekend.
Sue Phillips, the president of East Arlington Renewal, said the group wants to encourage everyone to feel responsible for the appearance of the community.
"We could save a lot of tax dollars, we could elevate a lot of property values, and our city would just be nicer," she said. "Nobody is attracted to litter."
"Our neighborhoods and our buildings are 60 years old, and we're beginning to look our age," Phillips said. "We don't want that to happen, and so we want a fresh new look."
She said it doesn't matter who throws trash down -- it only matters that someone picks it up.
"Everybody thinks that it's somebody else's job to do when, in fact, if you see it, it's yours to do," she said.
East Arlington Renewal's cleanup effort begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and finishes at 10 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to meet in front of the East Arlington Branch Public Library.