KEEPING ALLENTOWN CLEAN: GREAT ALLENTOWN CLEANUPS SCHEDULED

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Cleanup 09Approximately 750 community volunteers are expected to participate in Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s 7TH Annual Great Allentown Cleanups. To date, 19 community groups, businesses and schools have scheduled cleanup activities from Saturday, April 20 through Saturday, May 11.

Pawlowski is asking even more city residents, business owners, church goers and community group members to consider participating in the program. The city will supply brooms, bags, dust pans and litter tongs. The city will also provide trash pickup.

“We’re asking all city residents, whether they own or rent, to help out and take care of their homes and sidewalks,” said Pawlowski. “If everyone does their part, we can have a great impact on the cleanliness of our city. It begins with each home, with each block, with each neighborhood.”

“I want all residents to be proud of their city and to pitch in to keep it clean,” said Pawlowski. “Please don’t litter, tie your trash bags, and set aside a few minutes each week to pick up the trash around your sidewalk. Taking those easy steps will enhance the look of the city and improve the quality of life for all of us.”
Keep Allentown Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, which sponsors the Great American Cleanup and also participates with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Great PA Cleanup called “Pick It Up PA.”

For more information, or to volunteer for the Great Allentown Cleanups, call the Recycling Bureau at 610-437-8729, or sign-up on-line at www.allentownrecycles.org.