Citywide Clean Up

The City of Fridley is looking for residents, neighborhood groups, community organizations, and local businesses to organize and host clean up locations as a part of the Fridley Citywide Clean Up.

The Citywide Clean Up is a community wide volunteer event that encourages community members and groups to clean up Fridley parks, trails, neighborhoods, streets, and other places around the city. Community members and groups will gather in parks, on trails, in their neighborhoods, or other places in the city to pick up trash and litter as we start to prepare for fall and winter weather. The clean up will help prevent trash and litter from being trapped under fall leaves and winter snow as the seasons change. Picking up trash, litter, and other debris in parks, on trails, and on streets near storm drains also protects the water quality of Fridley's waterways by preventing pollutants from entering the storm water system.

Community members can clean up on their own, organize and host a clean up site, or meet up at one of the various clean up host sites to volunteer with other community members. Join us in gathering with fellow community members to clean up our parks, trails, neighborhoods while also meeting new people and exploring the Fridley community.

Citywide Clean Up Date

  • Saturday, September 25 9:00-11:30 a.m. 

Citywide Clean Up Locations

  • The Citywide Clean Up will take place in parks, on trails, and in neighborhoods in the City of Fridley. 
    • Community members are welcome to join a clean-up site that is organized and hosted by other community members.
      • Riverview Heights Park — 500 79th Ave.
      • Jay Park — 6540 2nd St.
      • Commons Park — 555 61st Ave. NE
      • Moore Lake Park — 5890 Central Ave.
      • Fridley High School & Middle School Athletic Fields—Meet at the High School Auditorium Doors
      • 57th Ave — Meet at the Home Depot Parking Lot
  • Community members can also participate as "Do it Yourself" style and head out to any park, trail, or neighborhood to pick up trash and litter. 

The Citywide Clean Up will NOT include pick up or disposal of personal unwanted items or trash. Learn more about disposing and recycling of personal unwanted and bulky items in the Recycling Information section on this event webpage or at FridleyMN.gov/Recycling.

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Organize & Host a Clean Up SiteRegister by Friday, September 10th. 

The City of Fridley is looking for residents, neighborhood groups, community organizations, and businesses to organize and host clean up locations for the Citywide Clean Up.

Clean Up Site Host Duties & Responsibilities

  • Register your clean up site by Friday, September 10th. 
  • Learn more about organizing and hosting a clean up site from the Citywide Clean Up Host Guide.
  • Recruit Volunteers & Promote the Event
    • Help spread the word by sharing information about the Citywide Clean Up event with your neighbors and friends on Facebook & Nextdoor.com!
  • Consider Bringing Refreshments 
  • Set Up/Take Down
  • Welcome Volunteers & Manage your Clean Up Site 

Supplies

The City will supply you with Trash Bags, Gloves, a list of Host Duties & Responsibilities, Check In Sheets, and Printed Welcome/Event Signs. 

Locations

Areas around the community that are open as sites for the Citywide Clean Up include parks, trails, rain gardens, neighborhoods, and neighborhood street(s). If you aren't sure if your desired location qualifies for the Citywide Clean Up call 763-572-3579.  

Join a Clean Up Site

Community members are welcome to join a clean up site that is organized and hosted by other Fridley residents, neighborhood groups, or community organizations if they aren't interested in organizing and hosting their own clean up site. Clean up sites will be open to additional community members—all are welcome!

  • A list of clean up locations that are open to community members will be available starting on Wednesday, September 15. 
    • Riverview Heights Park — 500 79th Ave.
    • Jay Park — 6540 2nd St.
    • Commons Park — 555 61st Ave. NE
    • Moore Lake Park — 5890 Central Ave.
    • Fridley High School & Middle School Athletic Fields—Meet at the High School Auditorium Doors
    • 57th Ave — Meet at the Home Depot Parking Lot
  • Help spread the word by sharing information about the Citywide Clean Up event with your neighbors and friends on Facebook & Nextdoor.com!
  • Take photos during your clean up and upload them to social media and use #FridleyCitywideCleanUp.

"DIY" Clean Up

Community members can also participate in the Citywide Clean Up on their own, as "Do it Yourself" style. Head out anytime on Saturday, September 25 or Sunday, September 26 to pick up trash and litter in parks, on trails, or in your neighborhood. 

  • Grab your own trash bags and gloves from home.
    • Or call City staff at 763-512-3579 to find a time to pick up some trash bags and gloves sometime before Saturday, September 25.
  • Find a local park, trail, or residential neighborhood to explore by walking or biking. 
  • Pick up trash and litter as you explore your neighborhood and the Fridley community.
  • Dispose of the trash bag in your own trash bin at home or place in or next to a trash bin in a Fridley City Park.
  • If you find any large & bulky items (tires, mattresses, etc.) please call City staff at 763-572-3579 to let them know the location of the items so that they can be disposed of by city staff. 
  • Do not pick up any trash or litter that you think might be dangerous. Such as needles, bloody objects, drug paraphernalia, and/or any weapons. Please contact Fridley Public Safety right away at ‎763-572-3629 if you find any of these items. 
  • Take photos during your "DIY" Clean Up and upload them to social media and use #FridleyCitywideCleanUp.

The Citywide Clean Up will NOT include pick up or disposal of personal unwanted items or trash. Learn more about disposing and recycling of personal unwanted and bulky items in the Recycling Information section on this event webpage or at FridleyMN.gov/Recycling.