Are you tired of seeing litter on the streets in your neighborhood? If so, you may have decided you would like to take some action on your own by planning out a street cleaning event. Before you finalize the details, there are some helpful tips to consider during the planning process.
1. Create Street Cleaning Day Flyers and Pass Them Out
You may want everyone in the neighborhood to know about the street cleaning event you are planning. It is important to get as many people to participate as possible because the goal is to get rid of the trash and keep the streets within your community much cleaner. If people are unaware of the event that is taking place, they will not attend the event. However, if you create colorful flyers and pass them around to the people living in the neighborhood, they will know the exact date and time of the event.
Consider passing these flyers out several weeks in advance. If you pass them around early enough, you may get more people to commit to helping with the cleaning before they end up making plans to do something different. You can add your contact information on the flyers and ask that people give you a call to let you know if they plan to help so you know exactly how many people to expect.
2. Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster to Dispose of Garbage
When large groups of people are working together to remove trash from the streets, you will likely have an accumulation of wrappers, paper and other types of debris to throw out. Even if you have industrial-sized trash bags, you may still run out of space for all the trash, but you can avoid that problem by renting a roll-off dumpster. A company like Tri-State Disposal comes out to your location and places the dumpster where you want it, whether you would like it on the side of the street or even in your garage. Keep the dumpster for as long as you need during the cleaning process and then someone from the company will come out to get it while properly getting rid of the trash.
3. Prepare Treats for Those Who Come Out and Help
Do not forget to show people how much you appreciate their motivation and dedication to help clean the community by picking up trash, sweeping and disposing of garbage in a dumpster instead of on the ground. Consider preparing treat bags to hand out to the volunteers at the end of the day. These are some treats you might want to add to your bags:
- Mini hand sanitizer bottles
- Hand towels
- Mini water bottles
When planning a street cleaning event in your neighborhood, it is important to spread the message ahead of time with flyers and rent out a dumpster for the occasion. However, it is equally important to show your appreciation and gratitude to the people in the community who care enough to lend a helping hand.