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Neighborhood Cleanup to Focus on 11th and Washington Street Area

The city of Columbus, Bartholomew County Code Enforcement and volunteers from the Cummins Tech Center and area churches are partnering to help residents in the 11th and Washington Street area clean up their neighborhood on Oct. 4.

Chris Schilling, with Community Development, says about 100 volunteers will join Mayor Kristen Brown’s Neighborhood Cleanup Program to focus on an 18-block area between Eighth and 14th streets and Washington Street to Lafayette Avenue. The volunteers include about 60 Cummins Tech Center employees, members of area churches and neighborhood residents.

The cleanup crews will tear down and remove dilapidated garages and sheds and help residents get rid of unwanted items and debris from their properties. Volunteers will also clear brush and overgrowth in the alleys that run behind properties in the area.

“We can make significant improvements to the appearance and safety of our neighborhoods when we all join together for the benefit of our residents,” Mayor Brown said. “We are grateful for the continued generosity of volunteers who help make our Neighborhood Cleanup Program successful.”

The city of Columbus Sanitation Department will transport debris and large items to the county landfill. The county will waive tipping fees to enable the City to dispose of the items collected during the cleanup.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the cleanup can contact the city of Columbus Department of Community Development at 376-2522.


Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 1:30:47 PM

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