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9th Annual Neighborhood Alley Clean Up and Clear Out Week!

April 24

Annual Neighborhood Alley Clean-Up and Clear-Out Starting on April 24th

A little different this year, but with the same outcome.  This project is to assure continued City collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste by alleyway rather than street side.  Our alleys by code are to be maintained at 15’ width to allow access by the City collection trucks. With the addition of landscaping and security walls or fences, alleys have often been narrowed to only 9’, encumbering clear passage for City trucks and other vehicles. If we don’t maintain reasonable alley clearance, we could lose alley refuse collection as has happened in several other neighborhoods.

This year, alley clearance work is the responsibility of the individual home resident (probably with the help of neighbors).  On Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, neighbors clear obstructive horticulture and debris from their alley to the pavement edge and tote it to the alley ends at either Morrison or Inman, stacked on the right of way NOT obstructing the alley.  City trucks will pick up all the debris for removal on Monday, April 26.

This project is NOT to be confused with the City’s S.W.E.E.P. project scheduled for June 28 – July 2.  More specifics at tampa.gov/SWEEP. Collection for that project is curbside on right-of-way in front of your residence.

What: Alley Clean up to keep our trash pick up in our alleys!

Where: The alley behind your house and however far you care to help! Put debris at the alley ends stacked out of the way on the right of way so as to not block the alleys.

When: Saturday, April 24th and Sunday, April 25th to prepare for city pick up on Monday, April 26th 

Why: to make our alleys accessible for our specially sized trash and recycling trucks.

Questions: email/call Tish Thornberry: tampashort@earthlink.net (813-251-2957

This project is in cooperation with City of Tampa, Neighborhood Empowerment Dept. 

Other Clear Out Activities:

Call Tish Thornberry @ 251-2957 or email: tampashort@earthlink.net to register for services listed below

Electronics collection will be arranged during the week of April 26 – 30.  Only registered and tagged electronics will be picked up at your home or can be placed on your porch for pickup by appointment.  No tube televisions, please.

Paint should be placed near your usual garbage collection site behind your house by 3pm Sunday, May 2 for collection by Straight to the Point Outdoor Solutions on Monday, May 3.  Registrants will receive a special tag to identify paint to be collected.

Commercial paper shredding by Shred-It, unlimited by the bag or by the box will take place Saturday, May 1 from 10am to noon in front of 834 S. Willow (near Morrison). No need to remove staples, clips.  Shred service is open to HPPI and surrounding neighborhoods. $25 for non-members (check to HPPI or cash only)

Registered/tagged services (shredding, paint and electronics collection) are free to HPPI members or $25 each for non-members (check to HPPI or cash only)

As part of your membership, these services are FREE. Pre-register for Paint and Electronics pick up (contact Tish Thornberry at (813-251-2957) or tampashort@earthlink.net to receive a tag for pick up) —you must have a pick-up tag on your items.



April 24
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