|Clean Streets Plan|
The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association is working to improve the cleanliness of the local sidewalks and streets, with four major initiatives underway:
1. Partner with the City of Boston, local businesses, and residents to purchase more BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors for the neighborhood.
The Department of Public Works and the ESENA plan to go 50/50 in purchasing more compactors for the neighborhood, targeting Berkeley, Clarendon and Dartmouth streets The ESENA will raise the funds for four BigBellies and ask the City to match with four more. The ESENA recently voted to fund two of the BigBellies out of its own reserves and is asking local businesses and residents to match the amount, for a total of four BigBellies funded by private sources (BigBellies currently cost $3200 each).
2. Raise funds for hiring independent contractors to pick up litter on the streets.
In partnership with the Union Park Neighborhood Association, we have had success hiring an individual to clean a section of Tremont Street.
Help fund independent contractors who will get the litter off of our streets.
3. Sponsor the Spring Clean Up effort of the Ellis Neighborhood on April 25th.
Each year, the Ellis takes the lead in raising awareness about this event in the neighborhood, plans the logistics with the City, and oversees the distribution of rakes, brooms, and trash bags on the 25th. All residents are encouraged to participate that day and help clean up the debris from the winter.
4. Build awareness among residents and businesses of the efforts to improve street cleanliness and ask for their support.
We regularly contact local news outlets to let them know of our plans for purchasing more BigBelly Trash Compactors and hiring private cleanup personnel.
Let's Make Our Streets Cleaner in the Ellis Neighborhood!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 13:17