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Volunteers Sought for Great Allentown Cleanups

Volunteers Sought for Great Allentown Cleanups

Volunteers from across the city are urged to sign-up now to participate in Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s 11TH Annual Great Allentown Cleanups. This year Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22 which is when most of the activities will take place.

Past organized clean-up projects have brought out as many as 700 participants. The mayor is asking even more city residents, business owners, church goers and neighborhood and community group members to join-in. “We’re inviting all city residents, whether they are homeowners or renters, to come out and take care of their homes and sidewalks,” said Pawlowski. “If all our residents do their part, we’ll have a significant impact on cleanliness across the city. It begins with each home, with each block and each neighborhood.”

The Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste will supply brooms, bags, dust pans and litter tongs to the volunteers to be used for the Great Allentown Cleanups. The city will also provide trash and recycling pickup.

“I want all residents to show pride in their neighborhoods and help keep them 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 quick and easy steps will help beautify our city and improve the quality of life for everyone.”

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

The 2017 Great Allentown Cleanups

Saturday, April 22

Community Action Development Corp. of Allentown
North Seventh Street
9am – 1pm

Central Catholic High School Environmental Club
9am-12 noon Jordan Creek, west bank, Gordon to Turner Street
(Behind the CCHS 301 N 4th St, parking lot, N. Jute & Chew streets)

Walnut St and Spring Garden Street
Start time 10am

The Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
9am – 1pm

Old Allentown Preservation Association
Areas of Old Allentown
9am -1pm

American Parkway and E. Columbia Street.
9am – 1pm

West Park Civic Association
General clean up in and around West Park
9am -1pm

Sunday, April 23

Wildlands Conservancy
South Mountain Reservoir
12pm - 2pm

Sunday, April 30

Multiple projects scheduled


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