Neighborhood cleanups are typically organized by nonprofit organizations, schools, and other youth groups. If you have been noticing a fare amount of trash floating around your neighborhood after a party, holiday season or natural disaster, do not hesitate to ask around and organize your own neighborhood cleanup committee. The following checklist helps you get organized with materials like commercial bins and gloves for your DIY cleaning project.
With busy work schedules, it might not be easy for you to coordinate with your entire neighborhood on one particular day. The best method is personal and requires a bit of walking around and visiting your neighbors door-to-door. Take a signboard and write down the names of all the adults and kids who would be willing to help you and figure out a day or a few days where it would be convenient for certain groups to help you clean. Since you will need equipment like commercial bins, you can raise money for it or ask around if anyone already has one or knows where one can be rented. Usually, if you ask youth groups in your locality, they may already have commercial recycling bins at their club houses.
Create A Checklist
An organized event would be nothing if not for the existence of a checklist. Keep a check board with all your lists which include people’s names, the days they are volunteering, phone numbers of adults who have committed to help you and emergency numbers in case you may require help. You will also need to make a checklist of equipment like pickup sticks, garbage bags, large commercial bins, gloves and bottles of water to keep everyone hydrated. If you live near a busy intersection or highway, you may also require precautions like safety signs, reflector vests, and first-aid supplies. Make sure you have the correct tools and buckets to keep sharp objects away from roads and walkways.
Cleaning up requires proper methods of disposal as well. By purchasing bins like small wheelie bins for sale at your local hardware or builders shops, it will make your life easier while you move from lane to lane in your neighborhood. Make sure if you find any sharp, toxic or recyclable objects to place all items in the correct bins.