Bring Your Community Together With a Neighborhood Cleanup

A cleanup event is a great way to bring your community together. It can be a really fun and rewarding experience for families and neighbors. Not only will this event help make your neighborhood cleaner, but it also gives people in the community something to talk about and connect over. 

We know that community cleanups are stressful to plan. Here are a few tips to help you get everything ready…

Tips for Planning a Community Cleanup

Pick the Right Project for Your Community

Community cleanup projects can come in many forms. Some common projects are trash and litter collection, flower planting incentives, building benches, creating a play area for kids, or cleaning up the local school. Pick something that matches your community’s needs and interests.

When choosing your community cleanup project, remember that some projects may require permission from the city.

Make a Detailed Event Plan

After you’ve chosen the right type of project for your community, it’s important to write down all the details of the plan.

For example, include the following:

  • The Event Date
  • Where to Park
  • Where Will Your Cleanup Be?
  • What You’ll Need To Bring or Do
  • How Long it’ll Take

Recruit Volunteers for Your Project

You can’t do everything by yourself. Recruit volunteers and delegate and assign tasks. This allows you to work faster and with less weight on your shoulders.

Here are some ways to recruit people for your dumpster rental:

  • Put up posters around the neighborhood or at places of business near where you’ll be working. Make sure they include contact information so people can sign up for the dumpster rental.
  • Invite friends and family to help out with your dumpster rental project. 
  • Contact community centers, neighborhood groups, or even businesses in your area that might be interested in helping you clean up.

Come up with a Budget

Ensure you have enough money to pay for all supplies, equipment, dumpsters, and any other expenses that might come up during or after this event. Gather donations from local services or businesses. Depending on the size and type of your neighborhood cleanup, another option is to ask your volunteers to bring some items from home.

Plan For Cleanup!

Contact a dumpster rental in Birmingham, AL. Red Dog Dumpsters can help you choose the right-sized dumpster for your cleanup project and the best area to place it. Red Dog Dumpsters offers dumpster rentals in Birmingham, AL.