The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation invites residents and community groups to volunteer to help clean and revitalize their neighborhoods by participating in Chicago's annual Clean and Green. This year's Clean and Green day of action is Saturday, April 26.
"The Clean and Green program is a great opportunity for residents to come together to help clean and beautify their communities," said Charles L. Williams, Commissioner. "By joining with your neighborhoods for just a few hours to collect litter, remove weeds or clean a vacant lot, Chicagoans can help revitalize their neighborhood and their city."
Community groups who wish to participate are asked to identify a worksite and contact 311 to register. The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation will provide brooms, rakes, shovels and bags needed to complete each cleaning project. Flower and small shrubbery seeds will also be provided to groups for planting in community areas.
Residents who wish to participate can also call 311 to be referred to Clean and Green activities in their area.
Community groups and residents wishing to participate in the day of action should register with 311 by Friday, April 18, 2014.
In 2013, 310 community groups participated in the program collecting over 1,050 tons of litter, weeds and other trash throughout their neighborhoods.
The 2014 Clean and Green program is sponsored by the City of Chicago.