Trashy Kansas City Wastes TWO MILLION BUCKS On Cleanup As Dumping Persists

As long as homeless camps and other problem sites persist . . . This town would better off burning money dedicated to cleanup.

Here's a peek at the Sisyphean trash crisis that continues . . .

The city spends roughly $2 million a year on clean up and has many more resources. Of course, the pandemic affected this city function just like everything else.

"Litter cleanup, trash cleanup has also decreased because of the pandemic," Maggie Green, a city spokesperson, said. "The same resources that were used to clean up alongside our highways, for example, were not available as much during the pandemic."

The city says they'll have more resources in the coming year, like more bulky item pickups and neighborhood cleanup days. The city will allocate $600,000 starting in May to fund partnerships that will hire people to pick up trash along the streets and highways.

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