More than 400,000 pounds of debris, solid waste removed during North Side Clean Sweep
About 225 volunteers, together with neighborhood organizations and crews from the City of Minneapolis, removed more than 400,000 pounds of construction debris and solid waste during the Saturday, June 25 Clean Sweep of north Minneapolis neighborhoods. Clean Sweep volunteers and crews picked up debris in the area of 12-29th avenues north, from Humboldt to Xerxes. More specifically, volunteers and crews removed:
- 333,880 pounds of construction debris
- 56,820 pounds of solid waste
- 5,760 pounds of tires
- 5,000 pounds of metal items, appliances and TVs.
This was the second Clean Sweep in two weeks, and between the two, about 700,000 pounds of construction debris and solid waste was removed from North Side neighborhoods. In total, the City and volunteers have removed more than 1.2 million pounds of debris since the storm, in addition to many other efforts by nonprofits, church groups, businesses and other government agencies who have pitched in to help folks recover and rebuild.
There are not any additional Clean Sweeps scheduled at this time, however, The City of Minneapolis will continue to work with neighborhood organizations in the event more Clean Sweeps are needed to assist those impacted by the tornado.
The Clean Sweeps are the result of a collaboration of north Minneapolis neighborhoods with the support of the Pohlad Family Foundation, working with City Departments including Public Works Solid Waste & Recycling, Emergency Preparedness, and the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.
Published Jun. 27, 2011