Kudos go out to all who participated in Clean Gloucester Day earlier this month, when volunteers spread out across the county on March 9 and put the hurt to trash and litter.

Volunteers collected approximately 11.1 tons of trash, according to Clean Community Committee figures. In addition, volunteers collected 30 tires, several wheel rims and wheel covers, a bicycle, wood pallets, scrap lumber and metal and smaller auto parts.

The number of volunteers and trash collected exceeded last year's numbers, in which 8.6 tons of trash were collected. The largest amount of trash of collected was by a group from Morning Glory Baptist Church and BridgePoint Church working together on Davenport and Woods Cross Road. The groups collected 114 bags of trash and six tires.

The Clean Community Committee extended a special thanks to:

--VDOT for supplying the orange bags and collecting bags left on the roadside;

--Waste Management for supplying dumpsters at the two staging areas;

--Home Depot for supplying buckets and gloves;

--Sherwin-Williams for supplying buckets;

--Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters for supplying coffee;

--Marsha Weatherwax Allstate Insurance for donating "litter grabbers;"

--Phillips Energy, Lighthouse Worship Center, Walgreens and Dan's Auto Service for donating signage.