Does your neighborhood need The Big Pickup?
- Updated on Thursday, January 02, 2014 January 02, 2014
The City of Albany and Republic Services will team up again on Saturday, May 17, 2014, for The Big Pickup: Albany Community Action Day, a volunteer effort to help rid a neighborhood of junk and trash, pick up litter on City streets, and clear invasive plants and trash from local streams.
Organizers are looking for a neighborhood that could use some tidying up. In prior years, the effort has helped out in the Willamette/Front Avenue neighborhood, Hackleman Historic District, Deerfield/Pineway area, Sunrise neighborhood, and Century Drive area.
Here's how it works: A few weeks before the cleanup day, residents of the focus neighborhood will get a note on their front door letting them know the event is coming up. On Saturday, May 17, residents can bring unwanted junk, trash, and yard debris to a site nearby to off-load into Dumpsters. Tires will be accepted for a small fee.
Volunteers and some City staff will help at the drop-off site, while other volunteer crews will pick up litter and clear streams.
The Big Pickup coincides each year with Republic Services' annual Recycle Roundup at the company's Albany facility, 1214 Montgomery Street SE.