Supplies for the Great American Cleanup are to be picked up at:
STREET LIGHT OPERATIONS
335 EAST MURRAY ST. (NW CORNER OF E. MURRAY ST. & S. LAFAYETTE ST).
3 DAYS ONLY
Monday-Wednesday, May 13-15 (8:00am – 6:00pm)
Supplies include T-shirts, gloves and garbage bags
POST CLEANUP PARTY
All Great American Cleanup Volunteers are invited
on Saturday, May 18th from 11:30 am until 2 pm
at HEADWATERS PARK WEST-GATES OPEN AT 11:30 am
** Food, drinks, games, music and a prize raffle will be provided **
The Great American Cleanup is a great opportunity to show your community pride and show your employees, neighbors and fellow residents that you are willing to lend a hand.
Just around the corner is the City’s annual spring cleaning event: the Great American Cleanup. This is the nation’s largest community improvement program that Fort Wayne has participated in for over 20 years. It is a time when we can show our community pride by lending a hand to clean up littered roadsides, parks, trails and river ways.
Getting involved is easy and groups as well as individuals are encouraged to participate. All you need to do is select an area in the community that you would like to beautify and sign up by April 15th. The City will provide, T-shirts, gloves and garbage bags. The official day of the cleanup is Saturday, May 18th. Volunteers can arrange to clean on that day or another day that same week. For more information please call 427-1345.
4579 volunteers contributed 13,758 hours to cleaning up our City in this one day event! This is what they accomplished!
189,800 pounds of litter & debris was collected
45 miles of roads, streets & highways were cleaned or beautified
1,300 acres of parks & public lands were cleaned
20 miles of hiking, biking & nature trails cleaned
3 acres of wetlands cleaned & improved
19 miles of river banks cleaned
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
Board of Public Works
Solid Waste Management
Transportation Engineering Services