County recognizes local groups for cleanup

Members of the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance, the San Martin Chamber of Commerce and Greenwaste Recovery, Inc. stand with Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman after receiving commendations for their trash cleanup event in November.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this week presented commendations to members of the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance, the San Martin Chamber of Commerce and Greenwaste Recovery, Inc. for their joint efforts in hosting the November 2017 Trash Bash event in San Martin.

Supervisor Mike Wasserman presented plaques to each organization’s representative with words of acknowledgement and praise for the cleanup the volunteers completed in South County.

In 2015, the San Martin alliance began looking at ways to address the increased trash and graffiti within San Martin, according to organizers. Alliance members, community volunteers and other organizations, such as the Sheriff’s Association, began holding cleanup events in San Martin.

With the added collaboration and support from the newly formed San Martin Chamber of Commerce, the Trash Bash event Nov. 11, 2017 was a community success, according to organizers.

Collaboration efforts will continue with cleanup events in San Martin scheduled for each spring and fall.

“SMNA is committed to increasing the number of volunteers and working closely with Supervisor Wasserman’s Office, Greenwaste Recovery and the San Martin Chamber of Commerce,” said President Trina Hineser. “SMNA has extended an invitation to the Santa Clara Valley Water District to participate in the Trash Bash events to achieve cleanup efforts in the creeks that flow through San Martin.”

The next Trash Bash community event is tentatively scheduled from 9am to noon March 24 at the Sig Sanchez County Building in San Martin.

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