Canal walk, downtown area cleanup

Published 3:42 pm Thursday, April 25, 2019

It’s time to “Team Up 2 Clean Up” the Middlesboro Historic Canal Walk and downtown area. This Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Middlesboro City Parking Lot, free materials will be available to those volunteering to clean up the canal and downtown area.

Materials that will be available will be trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and other items to assist in the cleanup. The items can be picked up in front of City Hall.

The month-long Spring Cleanup campaign is your chance to make your community look its best by volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides and local tourists attractions. Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson wants to encourage the community and groups to volunteer throughout the campaign.

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Nelson also pointed out that many students need community service hours and volunteering and cleaning the community can be one of the ways those hours add up.

“Get involved and improve on the community’s appearance,” Nelson said. “You can get together with friends and group and work together to clean up and make a difference.”

The cleanup is being hosted by Middlesboro Main Street and Bell County Tourism.

For more information, please visit or contact PRIDE coordinator Josh Ayers 606-269-2345.

Bell County Recycling Center is located at 900 North 15th Street in Middlesboro. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached during business hours at 606-248-7861.