Neighborhood clean sweep and Litter Be Gone
Saturday October 9, 2021
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 9. You'll have lots of time to clean out your backyards, garages, and basements. We need you on the day to help pick up the stuff all over the neighborhood. Sign up here to let us know we can count on you. We'll send a reminder a few days before October 9 to remind you.
Further information on the PPA Environment Committee page.
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 who drive around the
neighborhood and collect this material, which is put on
the curb by residents.
The clean up takes place throughout 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.
Litter Be Gone Details
Litter Be Gone is a series of events to clean up litter across Minneapolis each fall. Volunteer to pick up litter in your neighborhood — join a team or collect litter on your own! PPA is hosting a Litter Be Gone clean-up in our neighborhood as part of the Clean Sweep event.
Sponsored by the Office of Off Campus Living and the PPA Environment Committee, Litter Be Gone is a series of events to clean up litter across Minneapolis each fall. Pick up litter in your street and around your block to help keep our city clean. Lucky enough to have a squeaky clean block? The banks of the Mississippi could always use some love, as well as Luxton, Tower Hill and Chergosky Park. And let's not forget the U of M Transitway.
In 2020, our "Litter Be Gone" happened October 1st - October 10th.
In 2019 All OUR VOLUNTEERS made for a Great CLEAN SWEEP EVENT — THANK YOU!
"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 waste 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.|