LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - It's one of the first things you notice when driving into El Cenizo: trash. It's everywhere in the small town: in people's yards, abandoned lots and on the streets. Ruby Gutierrez just moved to El Cenizo from Dallas. She said she couldn't believe her eyes.
"I noticed there was a lot of trash outside. Just pretty much a lot of junk and trash everywhere, really."
Webb County is asking all residents to clean up their yards, and bring all the junk to the community center Wednesday morning. Old furniture, car batteries, concrete, brick and old appliances will not be accepted. A maximum of four old tires per household will be accepted. Commissioner Mike Montemayor is the one in charge of the clean-up.
"It was the community that brought it up to me when I first started running, that it was a big concern for them. You know there is safety issues, when you have old tires that are thrown there, that you know have stagnate water, you know it happens, people get mosquitoes and people get sick. So that's the reason we are doing it."
The campaign will be from nine in the morning until two in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 5th. Residents, like Ruby, can't wait.
"It is Texas and I just cannot believe how much trash there is out here."