To address the ongoing problem of trash and litter in our community, the City of Saint Paul is engaging community members to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods. These efforts are working to create safer and more livable community environments throughout the City of Saint Paul.
Litter. Trash. Garbage. Waste. No Matter what you call it; litter is bad for the City of Saint Paul for many reasons:
- It poses health risks.
- It harms water quality and wildlife habitat.
- It can be associated with increased crime.
- It creates an ugly and disheartening environment.
- It costs lots of money and time to clean up.
The ComeClean! Program offers multiple ways to get involved.
o Clean up events
Anyone can contribute to our clean up efforts. If you, your family, community group, employee group, school or religious institution has a few hours to share - this is a great volunteer opportunity. You can request an area to clean or we can find an area for you.
o On going commitments
Looking for a volunteer opportunity right in your neighorhood or near a special location within the city? You, your family, place of worship or employment or community group share some time, energy and committment, and the City will support your efforts with supplies and heartfelt thank you's! Check out these opportunities.
o Citywide Spring Cleanup (formerly Annual Spring Parks Clean Up)
Date: April 13, 2013
Time: 9am - 11am
Volunteers needed: 1,000
The Citywide Spring Cleanup is a large-scale, annual litter cleanup held throughout the City of Saint Paul. Each spring, approximately 1,000 community volunteers unite to remove tons of trash from Saint Paul’s parks, natural areas, and neighborhoods. This important event helps ensure the beauty, safety and environmental health of our City. Volunteers pick up their supplies at one of 4 Kickoff Celebrations locations across the city, then go to the park, natural area, or neighborhood of their choice to pick up trash.
Register for the Saint Paul Citywide Clean up here.
o Community Clean Up Events
The City of Saint Paul partners with local District Councils to organize annual Clean Up Events. These events are an opportunity for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items, recycle materials not collected in the curbside program and share usable goods with others. Clean Up Events are scheduled May through October each year.
For details visit Community Clean Up Events