The city of Duluth is hosting a Virtual Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 25. The city’s website has an info page set up for the event, and participants can win a chair from Loll Designs. The website also has important information for keeping safe while participating.
Important Note: Minnesota’s Stay-At-Home order does not prevent you from going outside. However, please be safe for yourself and others. If you’re with other people or in a public space, follow safe, social distancing practices: work 6 feet away from another person unless they are a member of your household.
In Addition to wearing gloves and practicing social distancing, all participants are asked to follow these safety guidelines during their clean-up efforts:
- When on or near a roadway, whenever possible face the on-coming traffic. Do not cross in front of traffic. Stay alert.
- Avoid movements that will distract passing drivers or other volunteers.
- Do not wear headsets which could prevent you from hearing others or distracting you from other hazards.
- Look all around you! Most trash gets blown around and ends up in rock and crevices or under trees and shrubs.
- Do not attempt to retrieve items that may risk injury.
- Don’t over exert yourself.
- Do not empty liquid out of closed bottles. Throw away bottles with liquid inside.
- If you find hypodermic needles, please bring a plastic bottle to the needle, then place it in the bottle and seal. Keep this separate from your trash. If you need us to pick up a needle or if you are not comfortable picking up hypodermic needles, please call the Needle Hotline at 218-730-4001.
- Don’t pick up any of the following items. You can report items and location in the Keep Duluth Clean Litter Report.
- Medical waste
- Hazardous wastes including motor oil, gasoline, batteries
- Chemical containers or plastic bottles that smell or appear to contain noxious materials
- Dead animals
- Sharp items (broken glass may be swept up with a broom/pan or picked up with a litter grabber)
- Unusual, unidentifiable items
- Appliances, televisions, furniture, or other large items that cannot be bagged
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