Mark Your Calendar for the April 5th Spring Clean-Up

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Spring Clean-Up, Saturday, April 5th 9:30am-3pm
Meet your neighbors, pick-up trash, join us for breakfast!
It is time for the Spring Great Indy Clean Up. Meet us at the First Free Methodist Church (north east corner of Tecumseh and 12th) at9:30 am for a hearty breakfast. Then, we will hit the streets, alleys and green spaces for trash removal until noonWe will have shovels, rakes, brooms, trash bags and gloves but bring your own if you want. We will have a packer-truck thanks to the City of Indianapolis, which will be picking up our bags of trash and dump sites in our alleys. We will need a crew to work with the packer truck crew from noon to 3pm. Working with the packer truck is a lot of fun.  We also need volunteers to help cook, set-up and clean-up after breakfast. If you would like to help coordinate the event, know of a nasty dump site or have any thoughts, please contact Jen at 317-308-8319 or jaeamon@hotmail.com.
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Want to help clean-up our neighborhood (our just your attic) but cannot make it on April 5th? Here is a list of resources:
  • You can put out two heavy trash items with your regular trash, every 3rd Thursday of the month. They will take household furniture, appliances (without freon), disassembled bicycles and swing sets, tires that are still mounted on rims/wheels and lawnmowers (drained of all gas and oil). To have a Freon unit collected, empty and disable the appliance and set it out at the curb or alley where your trash is normally picked up. Call the MAC at 327-4622 to arrange pickup. Freon units do not count as part of the monthly two heavy trash items allotment
  •  Citizen’s Transfer Station (trash disposal) @ 2700 S. Belmont – Saturdays from 8am-4pm, citizens may bring household trash and dump for $2/carload and $5/truck. The transfer station cannot accept appliances containing freon, household hazardous waste, large amounts of brush and construction debris. Closed on Christmas and New Year weekends.
  • Office of Environmental Services/ ToxDrop and eCycle Programs, 327-4869- The city offers four locations where residents can drop off hazardous waste and electronics for recycling at no charge.
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.’s Adopt-A-Block Program, www.kibi.org/adopt-a-block 264-7555 x106- An on-going litter abatement program that utilizes individual blocks and block coordinators and rewards blocks for keeping it clean April through October. New legislation has made it possible for KIB to add graffiti abatement this year. So, if there is a graffiti problem on your block, sign up! KIB will help you with supplies and keep you on the right side of the law. 
  • Mayor’s Action Center aka MAC, 327-4MAC or if you have a smartphone, download the app. This service is your portal to report abandoned housing issues, animal issues, trash issues, street condition issues and much more. It is not always easy to use. You will be given a reference number and you will usually need to follow-up. Sometimes, you will need to report a problem more than once to get any action.
  • Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison, Paul Ross 327-5564- Your contact at the Mayor’s office, as well as any city department or service.
  • Indy Crimewatch IMPD, Steve Talley, Crime Watch Specialist @ 3229 N. Shadeland Ave, 327-6265- A Block Club is a cooperative effort to reduce crime and fear of crime. This is achieved by citizens, law enforcement and local government working together. Members of a Block Club are not asked to vigilantes or to assume the role of police. They assist law enforcement and help provide security in their neighborhoods by observing and reporting.
  • Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Chuck Dulla 221-7440- Mosquito abatement and control, problem bees/hornets, bats and birds.
  • Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Rodent control 221-7588- Identifies rodent infestations and environmental conditions that promote infestations. Provides free baiting services to eliminate breeding sites.
  • Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Mark Foster 221-7584 – Tool Loan Program. Provides brooms, rakes, shovels, etc to neighborhood organizations and individual citizens for neighborhood or personal clean-up projects.

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