City manager leads charge for Great American Cleanup

Published 5:35 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2023

In an unprecedented move, Suffolk City Manager Albert “Al” Moor is heading out Friday, March 24 to take part in the Great Suffolk Cleanup and is authorizing Suffolk City employees to do the same.  

The two-day cleanup campaign organized by Keep Suffolk Beautiful is aimed at encouraging individuals, families, businesses and organizations to pick a spot of their choosing in Suffolk and pick up litter.

“There is no denying it, our city has a litter problem. We see it every day as we travel around,” Moor said in a news release. “I’m encouraging all city staff, organizations, businesses and residents to join me in cleaning up our roadways and neighborhoods. I am personally planning on picking up trash along Wilroy Road and I look forward to everyone choosing their desired location to remove trash.” 

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The city manager also created a promotional video supporting the event that can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y1FjXcpG4c

The cleanup campaign takes place Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. 

City of Suffolk staff is taking part during the work day on Friday, but all local groups and individuals are encouraged to participate on either day.  

Registered participants can pick any spot in Suffolk to clean up and are provided vests, grabbers, bags, and other equipment to collect litter. Suffolk Public Works will collect bagged trash at the conclusion of the event. Volunteers can register online at www.suffolkva.us/cleanup

For more information or assistance with organizing your cleanup, contact Litter Control by email at littercontrol@suffolkva.us or call 757-514-7604.