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Keeping Southport clean

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The city of Southport is doing its part to stay beautiful. Wednesday was the first day of the annual fall clean-up. Residents can drop off everything from old appliances to just general junk. Normally, these items would cost money to dump at the county landfill, but the fall clean up is free. It helps people get rid of old stuff laying around the house and reduces code enforcement violations. “We don't want eyesores in town and we want to keep Southport clean and beautiful like it is, and just trying to get people to co-operate; it’s what we're trying to do,” said Charles Shaw, a code enforcement officer. “Oh, I think it's a great idea. Because we're doing this because its free this week. Otherwise it might sit there for another year,” said Gwen Tanner who was dumping some trash. The dumpsters are located at Leonard Street and Willis Drive. They'll only be there until Saturday at 1:00pm. Most items can be thrown out, but yard debris is not accepted.

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