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The City of Cedar Falls will conduct a city-wide cleanup week, in recognition of Earth Day

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) - Mayor Rob Green, of Cedar Falls, has proclaimed the city to conduct a city-wide cleanup week.

Starting Monday, April 19th, residents are encourages to join or create cleanup groups to pick up trash around the city.

After this year's snow season, the goal is to get the city as clean as possible for the upcoming seasons.

Trying to inspire a lot of people to get involved , Mayor Green wants folks to know the city is taking action ta make participating easier.

"Any group whether its a neighborhood, or a service club, or boys scouts, any group you have together can arrange to pick up blue bags either at the Transfer Station over on State Street or the Public Works Complex at Technology Parkway. "

On top of providing trash bags, people can leave their trash at any Cedar Falls park, and the city will pick it up for you.

With these services, Mayor Green hopes community members participate, especially after being isolated last year.

"We decided to proclaim the entire year as the year of the neighborhood and that's been something I have been passionate about," Green said, "to help neighbors get to know each other, and to build up strong community ties and neighborhood ties sot his fits in really well."

Clean-up week will end on April 24th. The city-provided, blue, 30-gallon collection bags are to be used for the community clean-up efforts only and not for personal property use.

The trash collected for clean-up week must be put in the blue bags, secured, and then placed at the pickup points, such as:

  • Overman Park
  • Holmes Park
  • Clay Street Park
  • Seerley Park
  • Neighbors Park
  • Pfeiffer Park

For more information on how to participate, click HERE.

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Alaina Kwan

Morning Reporter

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