Over 12 tons of garbage and hundreds of bags of recycling were picked up on Saturday, October 12 at the Phillips Neighborhood Clean Sweep. Over 650 neighborhood volunteers put on bright pink Phillips Clean Sweep t-shirts and grabbed gloves and bags for collecting garbage and recycling from streets and alleys. They covered every block of all four Phillips Community Neighborhoods, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips and Ventura Village. Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling trucks drove through every alley to pick up larger items.
Find out more about the event and its community building aspects in this video.