Clean Sweep 2015

Signup for Clean Sweep 2015
by filling out this online form.

A previous version of this page with an embedded signup form was causing some people problems. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Are you tired of the unwanted junk in your alley? Do you have items from spring cleaning that are still sitting around? Would you like to meet your neighbors in a fun, interactive setting while helping beautify our neighborhood? Please come join your neighbors in the October 3 Clean Sweep event!

The presence of debris, litter, graffiti, broken glass, and weedy yards and gardens is sometimes the first indication that people aren’t paying attention to their property or aren’t invested in the overall well-being of their neighborhood. Simply by spending time maintaining and cleaning up property, a community becomes safer as the appearance of the property improves and people become better acquainted. As a result, our quality of life is enhanced.

On Saturday, October 3, from 8 a.m. until noon, neighbors accompanied by trucks driven by city employees will roll through our neighborhood, picking up materials and debris that have accumulated or escaped weekly trash pick-ups and bi-weekly recycling collections. 

Benefits of Clean Sweep

The immediate benefits of Clean Sweep are numerous. Neighbors meet each other and help fellow neighbors toward the common goal of cleaning up properties. Unwanted materials from yards, garages, and homes are properly disposed of.

Among the items that are not accepted during the October 3 pickup are hazardous materials, batteries, tires, appliances, computers, TVs, and mattresses. Hazardous materials may be taken to the drop-off site at the Hennepin County drop-off facility, 1400 West 96th Street in Bloomington. Volunteers will provide vouchers to neighbors to offset costs of disposal at the South Transfer Station, 2850-20th Avenue South.

Who can participate?

Any resident of Field, Regina, and Northrop neighborhoods may participate
in Clean Sweep by filling out our online form or you can also contact Stearline in the neighborhood by office calling (612) 721-5424 or email  to sign up. Participation by four or more homes per block is required, with one neighbor from that block who is willing to load the trucks for two or more hours.

The twenty blocks with the highest levels of interest and participation by residents will be selected to take part in this year’s Clean Sweep. Residents (except for one per block) need not be present to have their refuse picked up, and there is no charge for the pick-up.

The chairman of the Community and Safety Committee, Ben Elliott, along with volunteer coordinators Mike Lyon and Deborah Spiesz, invite you start the day at 7:15 a.m. by having coffee and pastries with neighbors. Meet at the Parents in Community Action (PICA)—McKnight Early Childhood Family Development Center (Head Start) facility in the parking lot on the corner of 4th Avenue South and 42nd Street. See you there!

One thought on “Clean Sweep 2015

  1. Deborah Spiesz

    Can’t lift heavy stuff? We also need volunteers for litter pick up and graffiti removal.
    Can’t follow the trucks for two hours? You can volunteer to help along your block or as long as you wish.
    Together we can accomplish a lot!


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