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Here are the item types found during the downtown river clean-up

Release Date: July 11, 2022

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886



Here are the item types found during the downtown river clean-up

ROCHESTER, Minn.—The downtown portion of the Zumbro River yielded 11 bags of trash, a Lime scooter, and other large debris items during the clean-up July 1.

Working along the banks and within the downtown special service district portion of the river, the clean-up group consisted of members of the Rochester Downtown Alliance’s Clean and Safe Ambassador team and RDA staff. Once pulled from the river and put into bags, the trash was collected and disposed of by project partners, the City of Rochester’s Public Works department and Litter Bit Better.

The group pulled, collected, and recycled the following items during this year’s clean-up:

  • Eleven bags worth of litter
  • One Lime scooter
  • A storm drain grate
  • Sporting equipment like tennis and golf balls
  • Many Styrofoam containers
  • Countless plastic grocery bags
  • One construction cone
  • Three large pieces of rebar

More information about the downtown Rochester Clean and Safe Ambassador Program can be found online here.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.