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36th Annual WBNA Spring Cleanup & Greenup

  • * Starts at WBNA Headquarters * 1560 Westminster Street Providence, RI, 02909 United States (map)

Join friends, kids and neighbors for WBNA's annual Neighborhood Spring Cleanup. For 36 years – as long as WBNA has existed – west siders have come together to make a huge and visible impact on neighborhood cleanliness and safety. This event is not only fun, it's gratifying and a great way to get to know your neighbors!

CLEANUP AND GREENUP

If neighbors want to go beyond the basic cleanup to beautify their streets, we encourage those with spring fever of the gardening variety to add greening projects to their Spring Cleanup plan. These efforts could include planting bulbs, giving some love and attention to our city street trees, or adopting a little corner of our neighborhood to do some guerrilla gardening. 

Did you know that street trees are part of a stewardship program between the City and Providence residents? That means the tree outside your house, whether you own or rent, is technically yours to care for. Weeding and mulching is a great way to give your tree a great start to its growing season.

HOW IT WORKS

Enjoy free breakfast treats at WBNA at 9am, then join with street captains (to become a street captain for your street, click here) and your Street Team to clean YOUR street. Get that abandoned mattress off your street, attack that debris-strewn lot, or weed and clean some tree pits!

A long standing partnership with the City of Providence allows for trash pickups at designated locations as well as street sweeping on Cleanup Day.

After the work is done, come back to the WBNA and enjoy a FREE cookout with your fellow Cleanup Day volunteers.

PLEASE NOTE: E-waste dropoff is NOT available this year. For information on how to dispose of electronic waste, please visit Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation.

* Please wear work clothes, and bring gloves and tools (if you have them: rakes, square shovels, brooms).

CLEANUP SCHEDULE

  • 9:00am / Meet at WBNA, enjoy breakfast items, form teams with street captains and other volunteers

  • 9:30am / Street Teams set off to designated cleanup areas

  • 12:00pm / Meet back at the WBNA for a free cookout for volunteers


CLEANUP TIPS

  • Check with your street captain for designated trash pickup locations

  • Sweep sand, leaves and other debris into the street for street sweepers

  • Street sweepers come the day after the cleanup on Sunday, April 28

  • Please park off-street to facilitate complete street sweeping

  • Residents of Messer and Sycamore Streets, please sweep debris from behind the planter boxes into the street

  • As tempting as it might be, do not put gravel, rocks, or sand into garbage bags, or otherwise overload garbage bags. It causes the bags to break and then our efforts are undone!

Questions? Please send a message to wbna@wbna.org or call 401-831-9344.