(ABC 6 NEWS) -- For seven years community members have been helping to make Rochester “A Litter Bit Better”. Tuesday we got an idea of what kind of impact that has on the area.
With 230 different groups and more than three thousand volunteers Rochester is now a much cleaner community.
"Sports teams, scouts, faith groups, businesses, they all got together and just picked up the trash," said Megan Duffey-Moeller.
Duffey-Moeller with Rochester Public works says the week of cleaning up as part of A Litter Bit Better has many benefits for the community.
"It helps prevent people from littering it also helps that we have a lot of kids in the program and they learn that littering is not okay," said Duffey-Moeller.
On Tuesday all of the trash collected from the area ditches and parks was weighed. In total more than ten tons was collected.