Looking for a way to give back to your community? Organising a neighbourhood cleanup is a great way to do just that whilst also making your neighbourhood a better place to live.
As long as we are given enough notice K9 Waste Solutions will attend your event to remove any abandoned dog poops free of charge. It's our way of giving a little something back also.
For a community cleanup to be successful, it must be well planned. You need to focus on the right project, contact the right people and recruit enough volunteers. Pulling together an effective event takes effort.
Choose the area of focus for your neighbourhood cleanup carefully. The right project is one that fixes an existing problem and inspires others to get involved.
Your neighbourhood cleanup needs a project coordinator to be the 'go to' person for all planning needs (maybe that’s you!). Its helpful if they have some event planning experience and they are involved from the beginning.
Begin recruiting a month or more before the event to make sure you have enough support. Keep in mind that volunteers may sign up but not show up on the day, so recruit more volunteers than needed.
Councils will be keen to support the event. Many have depts. specifically set up to help. They will often provide equipment, protective clothing, insurance cover and arrange for the debris collected to be removed.
Both before and after the event. Tell neighbours, friends, community members, local businesses, churches and other organisations about your event. Create a flyer and promote the event on social media.
A post-cleanup party is a great idea. Maybe provide snacks, a t-shirt or simply give out handwritten thank-you notes. Showing people how important they are encourages them to attend future projects.
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