According to our ranking members, this is the 38th Annual St. Joseph Historic District Neighborhood Cleanup. This is meant to be a collaborative event to meet your neighbors and help put our neighborhood at its best. We work with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) in order to have the resources to pick up what we gather & bag. DPW will pickup the bags after our cleanup. See our pickup locations.
We look forward to seeing you there!
2017 Cleanup - Morning Crew
Special Thanks To:
Allie Kast with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for planning and coordinating with DPW
Central Christian Church for their volunteers.
What: Neighborhood Cleanup - All are welcome to join for any amount of time. Our goal is to target trash, debris, soot, and any other remnants of the cold winter months.
Where: Meet at the NW Corner of 10th & Alabama. See our Trash Pickup Locations below.
When: 9AM-12PM on Saturday, April 7th
How: Bags & Equipment are critical. We will get some supplies from KIB. Any further donations of bags would be greatly appreciated. In the past we have seen bags breaking due to weight. So please be careful not to overload them. As far as the equipment - trash pickers, brooms, shovels are needed. We ask that you bring your own to use if possible.
Why: Let's face it, our Neighborhood gets a lot of traffic. The underpasses naturally accumulate trash. Our Neighborhood also has a lot of green space in our setbacks that also accumulates trash. You have certainly walked past trash near the sidewalks, this is our chance to give the Neighborhood a fresh start for Spring.
Safety: Please be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars and bikes. Take caution in removing any trash that could be heavy or sharp. If it's unsafe, it's not worth it. Be safe and have fun!
Teamwork: We generally divide into teams depending on the amount of volunteers and assign areas. It would be best to assign teams to a particular region, or roving from North to South / East to West.
Trash Bag Pickup Locations: The goal is to make our gathered trash extremely identifiable to the Trash Trucks that will be following our cleanup. The Trucks will not be scavenging each alleyway looking for spare trash bags, so we need predefined pickup locations.
The 15 Pickup Locations - Click the Google Maps link if you cannot see this image.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has coordinated a DPW Trash Packer Truck to come through our neighborhood after the Cleanup. DPW will load the bagged trash into the Packer Truck. We have selected locations and provided these Trash Pickup Locations to KIB.
Comments, questions, concerns? Email Pete Haupers (firstname.lastname@example.org)