Your homes aren’t the only places that need spring cleaning, and this Sunday, June 7 you can help get the sidewalks and green spaces of Capitol Hill in tip-top shape for the year ahead by joining the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce in its annual Clean Sweep event.
The event, which started as an effort by a few neighbors to clean up Broadway, has grown into an effort that now boasts more than 400 volunteers and has been able to spruce up 23 blocks of Capitol Hill. All ages are invited to come and help out, and in addition to providing much-needed deep cleaning in the neighborhood, the event also provides residents and business owners a chance to connect and work together for a common cause. All cleaning supplies will be provided, as well as breakfast from Starbucks, lunch from local Capitol Hill restaurants, and a t-shirt for each volunteer. Meet at the Cal Anderson Park shelterhouse at 10:00 a.m. to get your breakfast and begin cleaning! Register for the event here.
A new feature of the event this year is the Shred-it! e-waste recycling drop off and paper shredding station in the Richard Hugo House parking lot, where people can bring up to 10 bags of paper for shredding and up to 10 electronic devices (TV’s, CPU’s, computer monitors, laptops, cell phones) to be safely recycled for free. The Shred-it! event is being held by 1st Security Bank and you can find a full list of what can and can’t be recycled on their website.