Charlotte County homeless camp cleaned out as part of Operation Clean Slate

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Workers removed 68 yards of debris from ten inactive homeless camps during a massive clean-up effort in Charlotte County.

Operation Clean Slate was a joint effort by the Department of Corrections, Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Charlotte County Public Works, and Charlotte County Solid Waste.

On Friday, they accomplished the clean-up in less than eight hours from an area around Murdock Middle School.

Some items removed from the site were couches, mattresses, and clothing. The homeless coalition says that over time many things pile up with people leaving the area and leaving their items behind.

One woman, who used to live in the woods, told NBC2 that while it’s nice seeing the trash picked up, the bigger problem is that people have no place to sleep at night.

People in the area say the homeless population comes because they have nowhere else to go.

The clean-up has become a tradition, happening at least twice a year. The previous clear-out occurred in March.

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