ELK GROVE (CBS13) – One of the most common complaints about homeless camps is all the trash that is left behind.

The city of Elk Grove has developed a unique way to get the homeless to clean up after themselves. It’s an unusual idea: a city paying homeless people to keep their camps clean.

“As far as I know, we are the first,” said City of Elk Grove Housing and Public Services Manager Sarah Bontrager.

Homeless residents of Elk Grove can now cash in by bagging up trash — helping eliminate the eyesore that encampments often create.

– Read more at MSN News.

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