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Citywide Cleanup


#CleanupStPaul is a volunteer cleanup event taking place in both the real and the virtual worlds April 25 through May 10. Volunteers are asked to go out to their favorite park and pick up the trash and other debris that remains after the snow melts.

After you complete picking up trash, snap a few pictures of the full trash bags and upload them to either Facebook or Twitter. The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department will then share the photos on its social media accounts, allowing you to show the world how much you care about the environment and Saint Paul Parks.

*Participants who post a hashtagged photo will be entered into a drawing to win a four pack of admissions to any of the City's aquatic centers. The drawing for the pool passes will be held on May 15 with winners notified via social media.
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How to Participate

Grab some friends.

Stop by the Como Office (1100 North Hamline Ave) Monday-Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 pick up the trash bags.

If you can't pick up bags during these times, contact Andy Rodriguez at (651) 632-2411 or email at to schedule an alternative arrangement.

Go out to your favorite park and pick up trash.

Take photos of full trash bags and upload them to Facebook/Twitter.

Tag photos on Twitter with the hashtag #CleanupSaintPaul or tag Saint Paul Parks and Recreation in photos on Facebook.

Leave bags by the nearest park garbage can and park staff will pick up the full bags.

What to Pick Up

Pick up trash and other debris that is left in the park as a result of the melting snow. If you run across an item that is too large for you to pick up, either notify a park staff member or send Parks and Recreation a message on Facebook or Twitter and we will respond.


While out performing cleanup in the parks, there are a few simple safety rules to keep in mind:

Be cautious while working.

Avoid crossing roads.

Don't pick up sharp or suspicious objects.

Be sure to wear work gloves and practical shoes. Sturdy boots or shoes will protect your feet from uneven terrain, ragged branches, etc.


I'm unable to pick up trash bags during the allotted time. Can an alternative time be arranged?

Yes, you can schedule an alternative bag pickup time by contacting Andy Rodriguez at (651) 632-2411.

I don't have a Facebook/Twitter Account, can I still participate?

Absolutely you can still participate in the event. You don't need to have a social media account to participate. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to help out the environment and the park system by volunteering their time to help clean up the parks.

How do I upload photos?

Instructions on how to upload and tag photos to Twitter can be found here.

Instructions on how to upload and tag photos to Facebook can be found here.

Where do I leave the full trash bags?

Full trash bags can be left by the nearest garbage can in the park.
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