From keyboards to bikes, Halifax/Indian River Cleanup volunteers collect ‘unusual’ items
Brian Dean, above, a Mainland High School sophomore, arranges items at Daytona Beach´s Halifax Harbor Marina for judging in the "most unusual" category for trash collected Saturday morning during the annual Halifax/Indian River Cleanup.
This bicycle was one of several among the 15.21 tons of garbage pulled from the rivers by 633 volunteers, said Tom Cary, who coordinated the effort for Volusia County. The bikes were shut out of the "most unusual" prize by a computer keyboard, because the judge couldn´t think of any reasonable way it would have ended up in the waterway.
Both the number of volunteers and the amount of trash were down from last year. But Cary said some groups of volunteers decided to mount their efforts on a different weekend to avoid Black College Reunion traffic. And he viewed the smaller haul as a positive sign. "Some people told me they had a hard time finding trash," he said.
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