Post-Cleanup inspections find litter at volunteer sites

    Just weeks after the annual Philly Spring Cleanup, a handful of the sites Mayor Michael Nutter helped clean are back to dumping ground status.

    A Daily News inspection of the six sites resulted in low grades for four.

    The Northeast’s Lawncrest Rec Center and Northeast High School had a bit of trash, but earned A and B marks. But low to failing grades were given to Laura Sims Skate House, Market Street between 45th and 49th, 2551 N. Second St. and 2535 N. Colorado St.

    Volunteers are fed up with their thankless efforts, and city representatives agree the current threat of punishment for littering isn’t deterring offenders. Some blame parents, while others say the littering penalty should include community service.

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