Targeted Neighborhood Cleanups a Huge Success

Decatur, IL – The City wants to shout-out our partners opens in a new windowWalk It Like We Talk It and Waste Management for an excellent summer of targeted neighborhood cleanups. Our summer pilot program focused on neighborhoods in the Jasper Street corridor where volunteers helped move unwanted items to the curb for collection. This occurred on six separate weekends this summer, resulting in cleaner neighborhoods. Over 62 tons (in weight) of unwanted items – along with tires and electronics – were removed from Decatur neighborhoods. We look forward to scaling up this program next year to reach more areas.