Jeramey Jannene

Milwaukee.Gov E-Notification – City Cleanup

By - Mar 18th, 2008 11:09 am
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I’m happy to see the city planning to take action before this becomes an issue that drags on.  Please read the message below to learn of Milwaukee’s cleanup plan as we enter the spring season, and learn how you can be a good citizen by keeping Milwaukee clean.

The 2007-08 Winter has not had periodic melts which would normally allow residents to clean their yards throughout the winter.  Litter and pet wastes have accumulated and been covered by snow.  The upcoming thaw will reveal these items.

Besides being unsightly, adverse health conditions can occur if litter and pet wastes are not removed.  Beginning on Monday, March 17th, the City of Milwaukee will engage in an aggressive campaign to inspect and clean properties.

The City cannot do this alone.  All City residents are asked to clean their yards and remove litter and pet waste.  Bag the litter and debris and place it in the garbage cart.

If the amount of items does not fit in the collection cart, please take them to the self-help stations located at either 6660 N. Industrial Rd. or 3811 W. Lincoln Ave.  Current hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm.  Spring and summer hours will begin April 6th: Monday-Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm.

Inspectors from the Department of Neighborhood Services will be out in neighborhoods soon and will issue orders for garbage nuisances.   Please be part of the solution to this year’s litter issue:  clean up your yard.   Property owners are ultimately responsible for the yards of the properties they own.  Please save yourself the expense of requiring the City to have your yard cleaned. If it is in your yard, it is your responsibility no matter who left it there.

Consider organizing a neighborhood or block clean-up.  Contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful at 272-5462 for more information,  supplies and reward cards.  This would be a great opportunity to assist elderly or infirm neighbors who have difficulty cleaning their own yards.

Thank you for helping clean up Milwaukee.

Enjoy Spring!

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