Over two weekends, the 2019 fall Firefree Community Cleanup event took in 574 loads of yard debris and limbs at the Box Canyon Transfer Station.
The loads contained a combined total of 94.41 tons of material "which was not burned and emitted into the atmosphere," said Tom Jaca, maintenance captain for the JCFD. "This was an increase of 18.74 tons over last year's intake."
"A special thank you goes out to Madras Sanitary Service, Jefferson County Adult Community Justice Department, Jefferson County Public Works and Jefferson County Fire District volunteers," said Jaca. "Without coordinated participation from all the above mentioned participants, this event would not happen."
The next Firefree event will be coming up in the spring of 2020. Watch for those important dates, he advised.
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