Neighborhood Clean-up

Program Guidelines

The Neighborhood Cleanup Program provides a City-funded event to dispose of bulky waste for eligible neighborhoods. These cleanups represent an annual opportunity (typically from April to October) for neighborhoods to organize themselves and improve the conditions of their surroundings.

  • Neighborhoods are responsible for getting volunteers, disseminating information to neighbors, and organizing the event. A volunteer sign-up sheet and map of clean-up boundaries must be completed and submitted as a pdf with the application. 
  • City staff will not be available to monitor neighborhood clean-ups.
  • If you do not live in a Neighborhood Association (NA), you can still apply for a cleanup for as small as a 6-block area. 
  • Training: New Organizers and Volunteers must complete one (1) neighborhood clean-up training (see below).

    • Saturday, FEB 24th from 10:30 am to noon @ Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E 19th St N 
    • Monday, FEB 26th from 5:30 to 7 pm @ Evergreen Community Center, 2601 N Arkansas Ave, Wichita, KS 67204 *geared towards first-time Organizers and Volunteers, Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84382726025?pwd=xrGEs09anPVUCCMWWaZs20DculGI3x.1
      • Meeting ID: 843 8272 6025 and Passcode: 235798
    • Tuesday, MAR 5th from 6:30 to 8 pm @ The WATER Center, 101 E Pawnee St

Eligibility

  • Neighborhood clean-up area median income must fall in the "very low to moderate" income bracket to qualify for the "no cost - city-funded" clean-up program.
  • Neighborhoods that contain any area where at least 51% of households have an income less than 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) are eligible for a city-funded clean-up.
  • Neighborhoods will only be granted 1 clean-up per year.
  • Applicants can verify eligibility at this interactive GIS Map: https://cityofwichita.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/basic/index.html?appid=78c73ddbf2c743ccbf4d53e0b7439673
    • Blue = Low/Moderate Income Guidelines & Green = Neighborhood Association boundaries
  • Applications for neighborhoods that have had City-sponsored cleanups in the past but are no longer eligible per 

    updated income guidelines will be considered based on available budget. Eligible Neighborhoods based on the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Income Guidelines will be prioritized. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds/resources are depleted.

How to Apply

The 2024 Neighborhood Clean-Up Applications are available! Please attach a map and list of volunteers. Applications for neighborhoods that have had City-sponsored cleanups in the past but are no longer eligible per updated income guidelines will be considered based on available budget.

Need More Information?

Contact your District Community Service Representative.

Request for Proposals Out Now! Want to Participate to Dispose of Bulky Waste?

The City has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Neighborhood Cleanup and Bulky Waste Services. Read the Solicitation Document here Version OptionsNeighborhood Clean-upHeadline. This project seeks services for the collection, removal, and disposal of eligible waste from neighborhood cleanup events. The selected firm(s) will be responsible for furnishing compactor “packer” trucks and operators, open dumpster services, or any other necessary equipment and labor as specified in the firm’s proposal. Proposals are due by 10 am on Friday, March 1, 2024