Get to know your neighbors and improve the look of your neighborhood by organizing a clean-up!
1. Select a Clean-Up Time and Date
Weekends are a good time for a clean-up, as most of your neighbors will be available. Always schedule at least four weeks in advance with a rain date.
2. Identify Clean-Up Site
It is helpful to create a map, outlining the streets and locations to be cleaned. Tools and Supplies. Tools you need depend on what you plan to clean up. Hoes, rakes and/or shovels may be needed. Try to anticipate your needs before the day of the clean-up. You will definitely need heavy-duty trash bags and work gloves. These can be obtained from:
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful - open from 8AM–4PM
1313 W Mt Vernon Ave
3. Local Business Assistance
Ask your neighborhood supermarket or other businesses to donated items. Most businesses have trash bags and will gladly donate some.
4. Organize Volunteers
Call or visit neighbors and ask them to participate in the clean-up.
5. Plan for Refreshments
Have water and other refreshments available for the volunteers. Businesses in the area are sometimes willing to donate.
6. Community Organization Assistance
Ask Crime Watch or other community organizations in the area to round up volunteers, if you need additional help.
7. Celebrate your Success!
Organize a neighborhood party to celebrate your successful clean-up! Feel free to invite local politicians and other community leaders. Publicity is a wonderful way to show neighboring areas that clean-ups are easy and a great way to show pride.