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Wakefield city, township hold joint clean-up effort


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JOSH SCHNECK uses a donated mini-excavator to remove tires from the woods and pile them in back of the trailer he and his dad, Les, donated for an early clean-up effort Wednesday. Today and Saturday are the scheduled spring clean-up days for the city of Wakefield and Wakefield Township. A total of 47 tires, couches, mattresses and other pieces of junk were removed from a stretch of M-28 by the volunteers.


WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - Today begins the first joint Wakefield Township-city of Wakefield clean-up.

It includes tires and other refuse.

The clean-up day is available to township and city residents only and no commercial businesses, according to John Cox, township supervisor.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality provided a grant to the township and city for tire removal. Cox said he expects 3,000 tires to get dropped off and eight Dumpster loads of other waste to get removed. There is a limit of 10 tires per load and tires with rims cos...

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