Hillsborough County Code Enforcement receives national honor

The Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Department recently received a prestigious national award.

The department is the latest recipient of the American Association of Code Enforcement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Code Enforcement Techniques.

The award was given to the department for its Operation Fight the Blight clean-up campaign. As a result of the operation, officials filled nearly 100 Dumpsters full of nearly 200 tons of trash.

They also boarded up or demolished more than two dozen abandoned homes, collected nearly 1,900 discarded tires and cleaned more than 500 square feet of graffiti.

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