City Councilperson Aaron Durst, right, tosses a banner into a dump truck during the Rawlins Trash Talkers Ward 3 cleanup on May 18. Prior to serving on the city council, Durst joined forces with Sheri Shillinger, left, and Cali O’Hare (not pictured) to launch the grassroots cleanup effort that’s become known as the Rawlins Trash Talkers.

RAWLINS – More than a ton of used cigarette butts, free-floating plastic bags, drinking straws and any other miscellaneous items eligible for the city landfill has already been collected this summer by local volunteers.

Now, according to Rawlins Trash Talkers, a grassroots organization started last year to rid Rawlins of any unattended refuse, the goal is to complete this year’s last cleanup day by doubling that amount.

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