Neighborhood Clean-Up Days

Funded by Ward Committees, the Division of Property Standards organizes and coordinates 12 to 15 neighborhood clean-up events each year.

Always held on Saturday for the convenience of the residents, these events are operated in conjunction with Allied Waste, the City's Waste Hauling Contractor. These clean-up days provide a valuable service and a way to complement the City's outstanding solid waste program.
Clean-Up Day

Accepted Items


Trash compactor trucks are placed at strategic locations throughout the neighborhood and, free of charge, residents are afforded the opportunity to dispose of:
  • Old furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Scrap metal, wood, material left over from home remodeling projects
  • Old toys, bicycles, household appliances, and similar items
All usable metal is recycled.

Prohibited Items


The following items are prohibited:
grass clippings
  • All liquids including paints
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Gravel
  • Leaves
  • Sand
  • Tires

Further Information


Should you wish to discuss the possibility of having a clean-up day in your neighborhood, please contact your ward alderman by contacting the Alderman's Office at 630-256-3020.