KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is making a clean sweep of illegally dumped trash ahead of the All-Star Game.
Saturday, 50 trucks made their way into 66 neighborhoods stretching from Gladstone Boulevard to Bannister, and from Troost Avenue to Blue Ridge Boulevard.
They picked up everything from old furniture to car parts.
Saturday's event was held in conjunction with two other events including the All-Star Clean Up, which pulled weeds and cleared the trash at city parks.
It’s the city’s largest surprise clean sweep event of 2012.
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