Join volunteers cleaning up neighborhoods, May 4, 11 and 18
Mayor Dave Bing kicked off Motor City Makeover 2013 by encouraging Detroit residents and individuals from surrounding communities to join hundreds of volunteers cleaning neighborhoods throughout the city on the first three Saturdays in May. The mayor made the announcement at Crowell Recreation Center on Detroit’s northwest side.
Motor City Makeover is a bagged litter campaig that encourages volunteers to participate in a citywide cleanup by sector on May 4, 11 and 18. The campaign is part of a larger city initiative called Keep Detroit Beautiful, which focuses on cleaning, beautification, recycling, adopting parks and vacant lots, and gardening.
“It’s great to see people who believe in Detroit working together, cleaning yards and parks and making their neighborhoods more attractive places for all to enjoy,” said Mayor Bing.
Individuals and community groups must register with the City of Detroit Recreation Community Affairs office in order to receive a limited supply of bags and gloves, as well as information regarding special pickups of bagged litter and roll-off containers.
There will be no curbside pickup of bagged litter.
The east sector will be cleaned on Saturday, May 4. The west sector will be cleaned on Saturday, May 11, and the central and southwest sectors will be cleaned on Saturday, May 18.
Residents, business owners, houses of worship, block clubs and schools are encouraged to:
• Call (313) 224-3450 to register to join the cleanup effort or register online at www.MotorCityMakeover.org.
• Clean the area around their home, business, house of worship, or school on the Saturday designated for their sector.
• Organize their neighborhoods or their employees for a massive group cleanup. Volunteers can select a nearby area or call (313) 224-3450 or their local Recreation Community Affairs office for a location.
• Beautify their area by planting flowers, plants, or trees, or by removing graffiti, etc.
• Report abandoned vehicles (inoperable, without a valid license plate and on public property for at least 48 hours) by calling (313) 221-2571.
In addition, volunteers may take bagged litter to any of the five drop-off locations listed below, which will be open on the three Saturday cleanup dates.
Bulk Drop-Off Locations
Limit is one cubic yard or 1,000 pounds.
Bulk Drop-Off Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Davison Yard, 8221 West Davison
• Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Dr.
• 5840 Anthon, between Cavalry and Campbell
• State Fair Yard, 19715 John R
• J. Fons Transfer Station, 6451 E. McNichols, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The mayor also recognized Motor City Makeover sponsors for 2013, including Keep Detroit Beautiful, Waste Management, Glad, Nestle, Home Depot and Can You Picture This.
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