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    Prospect Park – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Neighborhood clean sweep

Saturday October 1
9-noon

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 Committee organizes 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.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Tom Kilton, the Chair of the Clean Up Committee.

"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).
Eligible trash
(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 Waste at
612-384-3777 for location & times.
Household batteries
("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.