Earth Day volunteers and businesses take to the street, pitch in, and help keep our community clean! Twice each year, HeightsNEXT and the Columbia Heights LIONS pick up garbage along Central Avenue, University Avenue, and in several of our city parks.
We try to coordinate, but each organization may have different dates. Check with the Columbia Heights LIONS Club for University Avenue cleanup dates.
Spring (Earth Day)
April 24, 2021 @ 9am-10:30am
October 16, 2021 @ 9am-10:30am
Columbia Heights Public Library 3939 Central Avenue NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Meet in the parking lot behind the library.
HeightsNEXT volunteers pick up litter along Central Avenue and nearby parks.
Columbia Heights LIONS pick up litter along University Avenue and nearby parks.
How it works
Volunteers dress for the weather and bring their own:
- Sturdy footwear
- Face mask
- Safety vests
- Reaching tools
- Collection bags
Volunteers work in teams, and are assigned a section of their route (typically a few blocks). Each team works both sides of the street, picking up both recyclables and landfill garbage. Businesses clean their own property and parking lots. Volunteers clean up the boulevards, sidewalks, bus stops, and other public spaces.
Full bags of recycling and garbage are left on the nearby street corners. Later, HeightsNEXT will collect the bags for disposal.
What You’ll Get
We’ll have delicious donuts for all volunteers provided in partnership with Heights Bakery.
Everyone is Welcome!
- Sports team
- Scout troop
- Faith group
- Book club
… or just come on your own. Many hands make light work!
Contact the event coordinator: