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Railway Trail cleanup collects 123 bags of trash and recycling

A still-functioning iPad was one of several items found littering the Railway Trail this weekend by a team of volunteers who cleaned the area.

Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) joined forces with the Fairmont Southampton and Catholic Diocese students for the clean-up effort.

In total, 83 volunteers collected a total of 65 bags of trash, along with 58 bags of recycling and around 450lbs of bulky waste items from the stretch of Railway Trail between Camp Hill and Church Road.

A Fairmont spokesman said that the Southampton resort adopted that part of the Railway Trail last year as it had been identified as a littering hot spot.

Among the other items discovered were a refrigerator, a toilet, a set of golf clubs, a lawnmower, a barbecue and a stolen purse.

Anne Hyde, executive director of KBB said: “We are pleased that the hotel graciously agreed to partner with 50 Catholic Diocese confirmation students for this cleanup.

“This provides an opportunity to not only restore cleanliness and beauty to this area, but also further instil in our young people the value of serving our community.”

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Published March 22, 2012 at 2:00 am (Updated March 22, 2012 at 9:36 am)

Railway Trail cleanup collects 123 bags of trash and recycling

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