Project Blitz

Project Blitz is an opportunity for neighbors across the city to get together to clean up the streets, alleys and vacant lots in their area year round

Overview

Project Blitz is Brightside St. Louis' campaign to clean up city neighborhoods. Projects can be scheduled year-round, allowing groups to select a clean-up date and location that is convenient for them.

Blitz is a fantastic opportunity to join your neighbors in making your neighborhood better. It's your chance to help clean up the area streets, alleys and vacant lots.  All you have to do is supply the energy; Brightside will supply the tools and trash bags!

Anyone can organize a Blitz project!  Neighbors, businesses, schools, churches, scout troops and other civic organizations are encouraged to get involved.  No project is too big or too small.  Whether you focus on one block or an entire neighborhood, it all makes a positive difference!

 

Preparation

Get Organized

Be a community leader.  Organize a Blitz project for your area and work with Brightside to secure the tools needed for your clean-up.

Brightside St. Louis
4646 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-772-4646 (phone)
314-772-7444 (fax)
info@brightsidestl.org
 

Special Requests

Roll-off containers may be requested for community projects that anticipate a large amount of yard waste or trash. The container will be placed at the designated location on the Friday before a group's scheduled clean-up and will be collected the following Monday. Blitz organizers are responsible for making sure that trash and yard waste are not commingled together in the roll off and that no one dumps illegally into the roll-off container. Roll-off containers should be requested at least two weeks in advance of the clean-up day.

Instructions

If your clean-up area has dumpsters in the alley 

  • Trash: Place all small items in trash (brown) dumpsters. Be careful NOT to overload.
  • Yard Waste: Place grass, leaves and twigs in "Yard Waste Only" (green) dumpsters.
  • Recycling: Place recyclable items in recycling (blue) dumpsters. Get a list of recyclable materials.
  • All debris must be put into the appropriate receptacles. Loose debris will NOT be picked up.
  • Bulk Items: If you anticipate that your clean-up will generate bulk items, it is best to schedule your clean up for the weekend before your regularly scheduled bulk pick-up.To find out when your monthly bulk pick-up is please check the sticker on your trash container or check the City's Address and Property Lookup.  For more information about bulk pick-up, get instructions from the Refuse Division.
  • Branches:  Yard waste more than 2 inches in diameter must be cut to lengths no longer than 3 feet and must be bundled and placed with bulk items during your regularly scheduled bulk pick-up week.

If your clean-up area has roll-out carts for each individual household 

  • Trash: Place all small items in your green roll-out carts. Be careful NOT to overload.
  • Recycling: Place recyclable items in your blue recycling roll-out carts. Get a list of recyclable materials.
  • Yard Waste: Bag your grass, leaves and twigs and set aside until your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.
  • Bulk Items: If you anticipate your clean-up will generate bulk items, it is best to schedule your clean-up for the weekend before your regularly scheduled bulk pick-up week. To find out when your monthly bulk pick-up is please check the sticker on your trash container or check the City's Address and Property Lookup. For more information about bulk pick-up, get instructions from the Refuse Division.
  • Branches: Yard waste more than 2 inches in diameter must be cut to lengths no longer than 3 feet and must be bundled and placed with bulk items during your regularly scheduled bulk pick-up week.

Fees

None

What to Expect

  • Trash, recycling and yard waste receptacles will be emptied according to your regularly scheduled refuse collection schedule.
  • Bulk items such as furniture, large appliances, tires, car batteries and motor oil will be collected during your regularly schedule bulk collection week.
If bulk items have not been picked up by Friday of your regularly scheduled bulk pick-up week, please call the Citizens Service Bureau at 622-4800.

Additional Information

Additional recycling resources:

Contact

Brightside St. Louis

(314) 772-4646

4646 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, Mo 63110

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00 PM

Contact the Brightside St. Louis

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