ODESSA, Texas (BIG 2/ FOX 24)- As the City of Odessa continues to struggle with illegal dumping and littering Code Enforcement has found a way to foster more neighborhood pride.
“We want to reward and celebrate our citizens of Odessa that have played a vital role in us cleaning up tons of debris and trash within the week,” says Darlene Mays with Code Enforcement.
After a week of picking up trash around town, Code Enforcement has put together a Block Party for residents. “It brings our community together not just for one segment of the City of Odessa but for the area-wide. We cleaned up the area from Crane to West County and from Clements to Murphy.”
For Code Enforcement it’s not about giving fines but making sure people take pride in where they live Mays says “it’s very important because it builds community pride, it builds neighborhood pride. We want the citizens of Odessa to know that we appreciate them that they are very special to us.”
Mays also reminding residents where they can safely get rid of some of their larger household items. “There is no excuse for not doing that because we have it also household hazardous waste on E 42nd is open Tuesday- Saturday where they can take it and it’s free of charge.”