120,000 pounds of trash removed from two West Asheville homeless camps

Press release from Asheville Police Department:

Asheville, NC (Jan.11, 2023): Clean-up efforts of two vacant homeless camps in west Asheville resulted in over 120,000 pounds of trash being collected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation on Jan. 6.

The full-day cleanup effort took eight NCDOT staff along with two bulldozers, and four dump trucks.

Both vacant homeless camps were located on NCDOT property off of I-40 West Exit 44. Prior to the cleanup of both campsites, APD Community Engagement Officers made several notifications over the past two weeks to allow ample opportunities for campers to vacate and remove their belongings before the NCDOT clean-up began. Outreach staff with Homeward Bound also responded several times during those two weeks to offer services and problem-solve the situation with the persons in crisis.

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