Neighborhood clean sweep
Saturday October 14
The Annual Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Public Works Department of
Minneapolis to help clean up tires, concrete and
brush—items that can be a hassle for normal solid waste
crews to collect but are important to get to the proper
facilities. The Prospect Park Association's Clean Up involves around 30 volunteers to drive around
the neighborhood and collect this material, put on the
curb by residents. In the past we have happily partnered
with SKB Recycling to have large trucks
available for brush and concrete. State Farm Insurance
sponsors the Clean Up as well, enabling the team to have a
free breakfast before starting the hard work.
The clean up ranges the Prospect Park Neighborhood, which is officially bordered by Oak Street to the west, the Mississippi River to the south, the border of Minneapolis and Saint Paul to the east, and the rail road tracks to the north.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Tom Kilton (tom.kilton.b1cw [at] statefarm.com), the Chair of the Clean Up group.
"Clean Sweep" DETAILS
- Be sure all eligible trash (see the list below) is at your curb before 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. (Each type of truck makes only one sweep down each street.)
- Put each type of eligible trash in a separate pile, easily seen from the street. (If you cover one type of trash with another type, or hide it behind parked cars, it may not be picked up.)
- Only put out eligible trash for pick up at your curbside (see the table below).
(what we will pick up)
|How you need to prepare this trash|
|Concrete, concrete debris & paving debris||Place all concrete & paving debris in its own pile, easily seen from the street.|
|Scrap metal (steel, iron, aluminum, etc)||Separate metals from any attached materials (wood, concrete, etc.) and place all metals in their own pile.|
|Tires||Place tires at the curb in their own pile.|
|Brush including tree branches, bushes, shrubs||Cut to 8-foot lengths.Stack brush at curbside. Do NOT cover other types of trash with brush!|
|What we won't pick up||How you can dispose of these items|
|Recyclable items such as:
cans, glass, paper, plastic
|Separate each of these recyclable materials and put out for recycling|
|Household burnables including carpeting, small pieces of scrap wood, etc.||Call Solid Waste (673-2917) a week ahead to obtain a voucher and transport to the South Side Transfer Station.|
|Construction materials such as shingles, sheetrock, etc.||Call Solid Waste (673-2917) a week ahead to obtain a voucher and transport to the South Side Transfer Station.|
|What we are NOT allowed to pick up||How you can dispose of this trash|
|Appliances including refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, etc.||Attach a note: "For Solid Waste" and put these out with your regular trash on recycling day.|
|Large furniture including armchairs, couches, mattresses, box springs, etc.||Attach a note: "For Solid Waste" and put these out with your regular trash.|
|Hazardous waste such as: paint, oil, fluorescent light bulbs, auto batteries||Call Hennepin County Hazardous
612-384-3777 for location & times.
("D" size and below)
|Include in your regular recycling|
|Leaves and grass clippings||Bag these up and put out next to your regular garbage on garbage pickup day.|