Each week, we report on the work Lynwood’s Public Works crew do to keep the City safe and clean. As we’ve reported, alleys are on a scheduled rotation so that they are cleared of illegally dumped items and debris on a regular basis. By the way, each week, crews clear about 94 miles of alleys.
But did you know that during an average four-day workweek, the Public Works Street division fills twelve forty-yard bins (the ones you see in the photos)?
And on weeks when we work additional days that amount goes up – crews have three bins that are changed out on a daily basis full of the debris we pick up!
You’d be amazed at the amount and the type of items that are dumped on our City streets and in our alleys. Items include all types of furniture and household items, clothing, old food, construction debris and anything else you can think of (and some things you don’t want to think about).
That’s one reason why the City is now invoicing households found to have illegally dumped items on public property – that includes alleys.
Let’s all work together to keep our streets and alleys clean.