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May 13, 2014 > City of Hayward to stage citywide cleanup blitz

City of Hayward to stage citywide cleanup blitz

Submitted By Frank Holland

The City of Hayward is getting ready to do some serious spring cleaning. The CityÕs annual cleanup day, which last year drew 300 volunteers, will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 17. The cleanup event engages community members from across the City to stage a concentrated assault against trash and litter. At last yearÕs clean up, volunteers of all ages netted more than 86 cubic yards of trash Ð roughly enough to fill 43 pickup trucks Ð in a single morning.

In addition to beautifying the City, the cleanup is a valued community-building event. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Weekes Park for initial registration before dispersing to destinations across the City to pick up trash and litter. All clean-up supplies will be provided. Following the cleanup, volunteers will return to Weekes Park where theyÕll be treated to a free barbecue lunch and a thank you gift.

ÒThis is an event that Hayward residents have really begun to rally around,Ó said City spokesperson Frank Holland. ÒItÕs an occasion for everyone to work together toward a shared goal with a tangible, visible result at the end. I donÕt know whatÕs more gratifying to see: the mountain of trash removed from our neighborhoods, or hundreds of Hayward residents working together on behalf of their city.Ó

The City is hoping to register as many volunteers as possible for this yearÕs event in an attempt to reach 100 cubic yards of collected trash. Volunteers can register online at

For more information, please contact Denise Blohm at (510) 583.4343, or email:

Hayward Citywide Clean-Up Day
Saturday, May 17
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Weekes Park
27182 Patrick Ave, Hayward
(510) 583-4343

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