September 29, 2021

Neighborhood Cleanups Yield Tons of Trash

Department of Business and Neighborhood Services held its third neighborhood cleanup of the year. DBNS was joined by volunteers from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), as well as volunteers from around the community.

Department of Business and Neighborhood Services held its third neighborhood cleanup of the year. DBNS was joined by volunteers from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD), as well as volunteers from around the community.

Volunteers were back out cleaning up local neighborhoods of litter and illegal dumping. 

The neighborhood cleanup program is organized by Indianapolis’ Department of Business and Neighborhood Services. Spokesperson Brandi Pahl said the Riverside neighborhood on the near westside was the location of the cleanup Wednesday.

“Volunteers will be walking through the alleys and streets picking up trash and litter they come upon,” Paul said.

This is the third neighborhood cleanup since the program restarted this summer after a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Almost 18 tons of trash were removed from the first two cleanups in the Crown Hill and Martindale-Brightwood neighborhoods.

Pahl said the volunteer turnout has been tremendous.

“Pleased and encouraged with the number of residents who have shown up, not just the neighbors who live in the area, but people who live outside these areas are coming to help residents pick up their community and make Indianapolis a better place to live,”  Pahl said.

The last cleanup this year is planned October 29 in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood on the east side.

 

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