One man, many trash cans: Cottage Grove worker keeps parks clean
Cottage Grove's city parks have over 200 garbage cans. Gary Kjellberg knows that because he empties them all -- and tallies what people toss.
In just over two months, Kjellberg, a city public works employee, has collected more than 11 tons of trash from Cottage Grove parks.
A seasonal employee and the only worker devoted to clearing garbage from parks, Kjellberg keeps track of what is thrown away legally and illegally.