Spring cleaning in Neenach means tires, trash, must go
Twenty-seven bags of trash and a half dozen tires were cleaned up on Highway 138 in Neenach. Courtesy Photo
By Jim Holt
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Neenach is gearing up for a big spring cleanup this month, with organizers of the annual community trash pickup event hitting the litter-strewn highway early, trash bags in hand.

Photographer Jeff Zimmerman and Paul Henreid, president of the Neenach/Oso Town Council, hit Highway 138 Tuesday and filled more than two dozen trash bags with litter.

“Jeff’s clean up with me (Tuesday) was a private clean up in preparation for a community clean up,” Henreid told The Signal on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the pair filled  27 trash bags with trash and removed at least a half-dozen tires found on Highway 138 in Neenach, just in time Zimmerman said, “for wildflower viewing.”

“I have been voluntarily cleaning up and paying others to clean up that area since 2015,” Henreid said.

“Neenach looks good, especially along Lancaster Road,” he said. “We cleaned it, a (los Angeles) County tractor graded it. It is easy to maintain illegal dumping once the old trash is removed.”

The two men are gearing up – to say nothing of setting an example – to convince the rural community around Neenach to devote some time later this month to pick up trash.

During the two-day event, Henreid and Zimmerman hope to rid the Highway 138 corridor of tires and trash, south of the county line with Kern County.

“The April 27-28 (clean-up) will be a community event sponsored by Neenach/Oso Town Council like last time…. Highway 138 needs clean up from I-5 to Highway 14,” Henreid said. “I maintain 138 near the Neenach Town Center, and I maintain Lancaster Road from Neenach to Antelope Acres. Our last big tire clean up made a huge dent.”

Over the last couple of years, the tire recycling program in Neenach — finding discarded tires, collecting them and then recycling them — has been getting some traction in the community.

In 2015, volunteers cleaned up about 300 tires. In 2017, the event was one of the most supported ones Henreid reported seeing.

About 10 million waste tires are generated annually, according to Public Works officials.

Waste tires that are illegally dumped or improperly stored can pose a serious threat to public health and safety, as well as to the environment. The result can be urban blight and significant costs to residents.

On April 28, Zimmerman is scheduled to be spearheading the tire clean-up day.

Anyone interested in helping out is advise to meet at Neenach Market at 7 a.m. Oso Town Council members are expected to feed volunteers breakfast that day.

Tires recovered that day are to be recycled at the Los Angeles County Yard in Quartz Hill on L8.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt

 

About the author

Jim Holt

Jim Holt

Twenty-seven bags of trash and a half dozen tires were cleaned up on Highway 138 in Neenach. Courtesy Photo

Spring cleaning in Neenach means tires, trash, must go

Neenach is gearing up for a big spring cleanup this month, with organizers of the annual community trash pickup event hitting the litter-strewn highway early, trash bags in hand.

Photographer Jeff Zimmerman and Paul Henreid, president of the Neenach/Oso Town Council, hit Highway 138 Tuesday and filled more than two dozen trash bags with litter.

“Jeff’s clean up with me (Tuesday) was a private clean up in preparation for a community clean up,” Henreid told The Signal on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the pair filled  27 trash bags with trash and removed at least a half-dozen tires found on Highway 138 in Neenach, just in time Zimmerman said, “for wildflower viewing.”

“I have been voluntarily cleaning up and paying others to clean up that area since 2015,” Henreid said.

“Neenach looks good, especially along Lancaster Road,” he said. “We cleaned it, a (los Angeles) County tractor graded it. It is easy to maintain illegal dumping once the old trash is removed.”

The two men are gearing up – to say nothing of setting an example – to convince the rural community around Neenach to devote some time later this month to pick up trash.

During the two-day event, Henreid and Zimmerman hope to rid the Highway 138 corridor of tires and trash, south of the county line with Kern County.

“The April 27-28 (clean-up) will be a community event sponsored by Neenach/Oso Town Council like last time…. Highway 138 needs clean up from I-5 to Highway 14,” Henreid said. “I maintain 138 near the Neenach Town Center, and I maintain Lancaster Road from Neenach to Antelope Acres. Our last big tire clean up made a huge dent.”

Over the last couple of years, the tire recycling program in Neenach — finding discarded tires, collecting them and then recycling them — has been getting some traction in the community.

In 2015, volunteers cleaned up about 300 tires. In 2017, the event was one of the most supported ones Henreid reported seeing.

About 10 million waste tires are generated annually, according to Public Works officials.

Waste tires that are illegally dumped or improperly stored can pose a serious threat to public health and safety, as well as to the environment. The result can be urban blight and significant costs to residents.

On April 28, Zimmerman is scheduled to be spearheading the tire clean-up day.

Anyone interested in helping out is advise to meet at Neenach Market at 7 a.m. Oso Town Council members are expected to feed volunteers breakfast that day.

Tires recovered that day are to be recycled at the Los Angeles County Yard in Quartz Hill on L8.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
12
Fri
all-day Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Jan 12 – May 11 all-day
Domes - Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Local resident Naomi Young, is the artist featured in the latest exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library. The exhibit features original paintings and multimedia by Young, an artist born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel,[...]
Feb
1
Thu
all-day “The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarit... @ Valencia Library
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarit... @ Valencia Library
Feb 1 – Jun 1 all-day
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita,” Art Exhibit @ Valencia Library  | Santa Clarita | California | United States
“THE GOLDEN OAKS OF SANTA CLARITA” ART EXHIBIT BY BRAD SERGI ON DISPLAY AT THE VALENCIA LIBRARY Library hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 5[...]
Feb
14
Wed
all-day Tickets Available Now for 41st A... @ Dodger Stadium
Tickets Available Now for 41st A... @ Dodger Stadium
Feb 14 – May 12 all-day
Tickets Available Now for 41st Annual SCV Dodger Day @ Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles | California | United States
SANTA CLARITA DODGER DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets Start at $25 and Benefit Local Schools and Non-Profits It’s time to step up to the plate! The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to purchase[...]
Apr
19
Thu
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
Apr
20
Fri
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
7:00 pm Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Hart High School Presents 'Bye, Bye Birdie' @ Hart High school Auditorium | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Spring Musical Coming April 2018! Hart High Theatre is proud to present Bye Bye Birdie! April 19, 20, 27 & 28 @ 7pm April 28 & 29 @ 1pm When the draft selects rock star[...]
Apr
21
Sat
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 21 – Apr 24 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
10:00 am Astronomy Day @ Valencia Library
Astronomy Day @ Valencia Library
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Local Group Astronomy Club and The Santa Clarita Public Library present our free annual Astronomy Day Celebration. We will be at the Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library from 10am to 3pm.[...]
10:00 am Resource Parents Needed to Foste... @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Resource Parents Needed to Foste... @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Resource Parents Needed to Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222 | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting.  There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.  Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with[...]
10:00 am The City of Lancaster’s 27th Ann... @ Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park
The City of Lancaster’s 27th Ann... @ Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The City of Lancaster’s 27th Annual California Poppy Festival, Sat & Sun @ Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park | Lancaster | California | United States
On April 21 and 22, the City of Lancaster will host the 27th annual California Poppy Festival™ at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (43063 10th Street West). Drawing more than 40,000 attendees and spanning 35[...]