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Hey U-dist! Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

March 17th, 2014 · No Comments

SPRING!!! It’s that time of year again,

thank goodness!!

Even though this winter has been very mild in comparison to other places around the country, some of us still giggle in glee for the coming springtime. It’s time to dust off the layer of darkness and open windows and doors and feel that loving sun on our faces.

Our community spaces are also ready for some attention. For the months of April and May, The Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will provide groups with assistance, plastic bags and free disposal. Just think about how nice it will be to walk through our neighborhoods and not have to avert our eyes to garbage and debris on the sidewalks, streets, planting strips etc.

SPU is ready to help you get involved. Their website lists some ways to get you and your neighbors all set up to clean up your hood:

  • Organize a team : Team up with other businesses, neighbors, a nearby school, community groups, family and friends.
  • Choose your project: Project ideas include: picking up litter, planting flowers, painting out graffiti, creating a mural or any other project which will beautify the public spaces in your neighborhood. The Rainier Chamber of Commerce, Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the University District all run model Spring Clean programs.
  • Register: Send for a registration packet, which contains information on how to get free plastic bags and passes to a Recycling and Disposal Station. In addition, the City can work to get other individuals in your area matched to your team.

For more information, call 206-233-7187 or request an information packet by sending your name, group name, address, day and evening phone to:

Community Cleanup /Spring Clean
Seattle Public Utilities
700 5 th Ave Ste 4900
P.O. Box 34018
Seattle, WA 98124-4018

Spring Clean is a great way to beautify your business district. Spring Clean, Seattle ’s cleanup of public spaces, is held by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) throughout April and early May.

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