Trash truck trip provides lesson for Edmond Beautiful

Members of Edmond Beautiful took a ride Friday on the city's sanitation trucks to raise awareness among residents about the importance of tying up trash bags. They are encouraging people to bag and tie their trash to keep Edmond clean.
by Diana Baldwin Published: November 10, 2012
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Former Mayor Saundra Naifeh and members of Edmond Beautiful got a firsthand look Friday at the blowing trash throughout Edmond while city sanitation crews collected trash from residential carts.

They took a ride on city sanitation trucks to raise awareness among residents about the importance of tying up trash bags.

“I learned a lot,” said Naifeh, president of Edmond Beautiful. “They are very professional and they care what the city looks like. They are so aware that the little things make such a difference.

Naifeh said Friday's windy weather was perfect for their ride on the trash routes.

“A third of the carts were full of leaves, grass and branches and they would blow out and around,” Naifeh said. “There is a simple solution — tie your trash.”

A number of the cart lids were not closed which also caused problems, she said.

Naifeh, who admitted to getting some black grease in her hair Friday, said she is going to make changes in how she disposes of trash at her home.

“Close your lids and tie your trash,” Naifeh said.

Edmond Beautiful will be distributing the information collected Friday in an effort to keep Edmond clean.


by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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