Clean-Up Weekend Features Young Professionals Event

The City of Maysville’s annual Clean-Up Weekend will be held October 27 through 29 and will include a litter pick-up initiative led by the Maysville Young Professionals Network. City residents are encouraged to use the weekend for ‘fall-cleaning,’ including trimming trees and hedges and taking advantage of city dumpsters placed around town. Additionally, all are invited to join the young professionals at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to pick up litter in the East End as part of the group’s StreetCred service program.

“Our StreetCred clean-up last year was by far our most successful event in 2016,” says MYPN Chair Ellen Cartmell, “so we’ve decided to make it an annual thing.” Like last year, volunteers will meet at the IGA on Forest Avenue to receive gloves and trash bags donated by the city, and to receive instructions on where to begin picking up litter. The group says the date was chosen because it is the Saturday before Halloween, and they want to ensure children in the residential neighborhood are able to trick-or-treat on clean, safe sidewalks.

“We want this to be a true community-wide effort and have been encouraging churches, businesses, and clubs to all come out and join us,” Cartmell said. T-shirts from last year’s event will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As part of the city-wide clean-up weekend, the city will also be placing dumpsters in strategic places around town for residents to dispose of non-hazardous waste. Dumpsters will be located at the corner of Pelham St. and East 6th St., in the IGA parking lot on Forest Avenue, at the corner of Central Avenue and East 6th St., and on the 400/500 block of West Second St. The city is also publishing a list of “Tips for Keeping Our City Clean,” on its website. Included on the list is that the city will mulch 15 minutes of debris for free.

The YP group has promoted the event on its Facebook page and created a Facebook event.

Download Clean-Up Tips here.