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City of Columbus Crews To Launch Annual Spring Concentrated Litter Cleanup On Sunday

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2015

 

City of Columbus Crews To Launch Annual Spring Concentrated Litter Cleanup On Sunday

 

Department of Public Service crews will begin their annual concentrated spring litter on Sunday, April 19, at 117 locations citywide.  The intensified effort to clean litter and debris from roadsides and elsewhere in the public right-of-way will go through May 10, 2015.  

 

“We will be working along roadways across Columbus to clean litter that accumulated during the winter,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman.  “Everyone can help keep Columbus clean and green by never tossing litter out of a car, and when you see litter, pick it up and dispose of it properly.”

 

Between 2008 and 2014, Department of Public Service crews cleaned a total of 285.5 tons of litter from Columbus roadsides during their annual spring concentrated litter cleanups, including 46.5 tons of litter during their 2014 effort.

 

“Our street maintenance staff works incredibly hard throughout the year, and this is just another example of that. Whether it’s plowing snow in the winter, fixing potholes when the weather breaks, or picking up litter along our roadways this just goes to show that Columbus really had one of the best Public Service departments in the nation,” said Public Service and Transportation Chair Shannon G. Hardin. “If we all work together and make sure we don’t litter, we can keep Columbus clean and beautiful.”

 

The city employees who will conduct the intensified litter cleanup are the same employees who serve as Columbus’ Snow Warriors and pothole repair crews.   In addition, these employees also sweep streets, cut grass and remove graffiti in the public right-of-way and clean city of Columbus bridge underpasses.

 

The City of Columbus also attacks litter with its Keep Columbus Beautiful (KCB) program, housed in the Department of Public Service.  KCB works with neighborhood, business, church and other groups to clean litter in Columbus between March and November of each year.  The groups are responsible for recruiting volunteers for the cleanups; KCB provides trash bags, gloves, litter grabbers, rakes and other equipment for the cleanups.   In 2014, 7,703 volunteers cleaned 151 tons of litter and debris in Columbus.  Neighborhood groups who want to organize cleanups and work with KCB should call 645-3111.

 
Franklinton, Hilltop, Westland, and West Side north of I-70
Street Location
Dublin Road Between Trabue Road and Scioto Darby Creek Road
Fisher Road Between North Hague Avenue and the City limits immediately west of I-70
Fisher Road Between McKinley Avenue and the City limits at I-70
Georgesville Road Between Parkwick Drive and Norton Road
Greenlawn Avenue Under the I-71 overpass
Hall Road Between Georgesville Road Norton Road
Harmon Avenue (Along only the east side of the street) Between West Mound Street and Buchanan Drive
Harper Road Between McKinley Avenue and the City limits at the railroad tracks between Scioto Harper Drive and Lenore Avenue
Harrison Road Between McKinley Avenue and North Hague Avenue
Hilliard-Rome Road Between Fisher Road and Renner Road
McKinley Avenue Between Trabue Road and the ramp to Grandview Avenue
North Hague Avenue Between Fisher Road and the exit ramp from westbound I-70

O’Brien  Road

(along only the east side of the road)  

Diplomacy Drive and Equity Drive
Plato Street (Along only the east side of the street) Between West Town Street and West Rich Street
Renner Road Between Hilliard-Rome Road Trabue Road
Roberts Road Between I-270 and International Street
Sandusky Street (Along only the west side of the street) Between West Rich Street and West Town Street
Sullivant Avenue Between Martha Avenue and the right-of-way running along the east side of the I-70 bridge over Sullivant Avenue (does not include on the I-70 bridge)
Sullivant Avenue Under the S.R. 315 overpass
Thomas Avenue (Along only the south side of the street) Between South Souder Avenue and the end of Thomas Avenue west of Holton Avenue
Trabue Road (only the segments of Trabue Road within the City of Columbus) Between Renner Road and Wilson Road
Union Avenue (along only the north side of the street) Between South Central Avenue and the fence line west of South Central Avenue
Walcutt Road Between Trabue Road and International Street  

Walcutt Road 

(along only the east side of the road)

Between Roberts Road and Scioto Darby Creek Road  
West Mound Street The northwest corner of the intersection of West Mound Street and South Souder Avenue
West Rich Street Under the S.R. 315 overpass
West Town Street Under the S.R. 315 overpass

Wilson Road

(Along east side of the roadway and on the median island only)

Between Sullivant Avenue and the City limits at the bridge immediately south of West Broad Street  
Wilson Road Between Fisher Road     and immediately south of the railroad bridge south of Fisher Road
Wilson Road The bridge over I-70 and Wilson Road immediately north and immediately south of the bridge
   
South Side and Southeast Side (east of S.R. 33 and south I-70)
Street Location
S.R. 33 Between Haddon Road and the Franklin County-               Fairfield County Line
S.R. 104 Between S.R. 33 and the city limits immediately west of Harmon Avenue
Brice Road Between Scarborough Boulevard and the north side of the bridge over I-70
Chantry Drive Between Brice Road and Park Crescent Drive
Chatterton Road (along only the eastbound side of the road) Between Bonus Drive and Brice Road
Ebright Road Between Winchester Pike and the bridge over S.R. 33 south of Winchester Pike
Brice Road Between Gender Road and City limits south of Brice Road
Groveport Road                Between Parsons Avenue and Williams Road
South Hamilton Road Between I-70 and Refugee Road
South Hamilton Road                Between Winchester Pike and S.R. 33
Noe Bixby Road/Woodcrest Road Between Myers Road and Carbondale Drive
Refugee Road   Between Alum Creek and the fence line west of the entrance ramp from Refugee Road to westbound S.R. 104
Refugee Road (along only the south side of the road) Between Brice Road and Gender Road
Scarborough Boulevard Between Brice Road and the end of Scarborough Boulevard west of Park Crescent Drive
Williams Road Between Groveport Road and Lockbourne Industrial Parkway
   

Near East Side, Mid-East Side, and Far East Side

(South and east of I-670, west of Columbus-Whitehall boundary, north of I-70)

Street Location
East 5th Avenue Between Stelzer Road and North Hamilton Road
East 7th Avenue Between Stelzer Road and East 5th Avenue
East 17th Avenue Between Johnstown Road and Stelzer Road
Alum Creek Drive Between East Livingston Avenue and East Main Street
Alum Creek Drive At the exit and entrance ramps of I-70, and south of East Livingston Avenue to the I-70 ramps
East Broad Street Between Columbus-Whitehall boundary immediately east of North Hamilton Road Taylor Road  
Cole Street (Along only the south side of the street) Between Bulen Avenue and South Ohio Avenue  
Courtright Road Between Groves Road and Deshler Road
North Hamilton Road Between Big Walnut Creek South of I-270 and North Hamilton Road and the Columbus-Whitehall boundary immediately south of East 5th Avenue and North Hamilton Road
North James Road Between East 5th Avenue and Aircenter Drive
South James Road Between Langfield Drive and the south side of the bridge over I-70  
Lester Drive  (Along only the east side of the street) Between East Main Street and Franklin Avenue  
East Livingston Avenue Between the east side I-70 and the west side of Alum Creek Drive
East Livingston Avenue Between Lattimer Drive                and McNaughten Road
Mooberry Street (Along only the north side of the street) Between Parsons Avenue and Rhoads Avenue  
Morrison Road Between the exit ramp from northbound I-270 at Morrison Road to the Columbus-Gahanna boundary at the railroad tracks overpass south of Leavitt Service Road
Nelson Road  (Along only the west side of the street) Between East Broad Street and immediately north of Livingston Avenue
Osborne Avenue Between East 7th Avenue and East 5th Avenue
Parsons Avenue (Along both sides of the street) Between East Main Street and Mooberry Street
Parsons Avenue (Along the west side of the street only) Between East Main Street and Bryden Road
Rose Hill Road Between East Broad Street and Columbus-Reynoldsburg boundary immediately south of East Broad Street
Stelzer Road Between Johnstown Road and Allegheny Avenue
North Waggoner Road Between East Broad Street and the City limits immediately south of Waggoner Chase Boulevard
Westbourne Avenue Between Taylor Station Road and Morrison Road
   

North Linden, South Linden, Milo-Grogan and Northeast Side

(North and west of I-670, south of Morse Road)

Street Location
East 2nd Avenue Between Howard Street               and North Washington Avenue
East 5th Avenue Between Woodland Avenue and I-71
East 17th Avenue Between Billiter                Boulevard and Brentnell Avenue
East 25th Avenue (along only the south side of the street) Between Joyce Avenue                and Bancroft Street
Airport Drive Between Nelson Road and  Demonye Road
Alley between Sidney Street and I-71 Between East 5th Avenue and Leona Avenue
Beulah Road Between East Hudson Street and the first alley north of Arcadia Avenue                               
Beulah Road Between East Weber Road and Edgar Place
North Cassady Avenue Between Johnstown Road and Agler Road
Intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Camden Avenue Along and near the fence that runs along I-71 
Dora Drive Between East 17th Avenue and East 18th Avenue
Howard Street (Along only the west side of the street) Between Gibbard Street              and south of East 3rd Avenue
Joyce Avenue    Between East 5th Avenue and East Hudson Street
Joyce Avenue Between New Leonard Avenue (along the south side of I-670) and Gibbard Avenue
New Leonard Avenue Between I-71 and East 5th Avenue
Silver Drive Between north of East North Broadway and south of East Hudson Street
Stygler Road Between Morse Road and the Columbus-Gahanna boundary located immediately south of Wendler Boulevard        
Sunbury Road Between East 5th Avenue and Morse Road
Sunbury Road (Along only the west side of the roadway) Between Maryland Avenue and the bridge over I-670  
North Washington Avenue (Along only the east side of the street) Between Gibbard Avenue and East 2nd Avenue
Windsor Avenue Between Joyce Avenue and Louis Avenue
Woodland Avenue Between Leonard Avenue and Mock Road
   
Clintonville, Northland and Far Northeast Side
Street Location
S.R. 161 Between Columbus-Worthington boundary at Sinclair Road/Huntley Road and Farview Drive (midway between Ponderosa Drive and S.R. 3)
S.R. 161 Between Sunbury Road                and the Columbus-New Albany boundary east of New Albany Road
Busch Boulevard Medians on Busch Boulevard north of S.R. 161
Cleveland Avenue Between Schrock Road and Community Park Drive  
East Cooke Road The northeast and southeast corners of the intersection at East Cooke Road and Indianola Avenue

Cooper Road

(only along segments of Cooper Road in the City of Columbus)

Between Westerville Road and I-270
North Hamilton Road Along the S.R. 161 Connector
Morse Road Between Indianola Avenue and Cleveland Avenue
Schrock Road                     On both sides of Schrock Road at I-270
Strimple Avenue Along Strimple Avenue at the fence line on Roche Drive  
Westerville Road Between S.R. 161 and Morse Road
Zumstein Drive Between Mediterranean Avenue and the service road running along the north side of East Dublin-Granville Road
   
S.R. 315
Street Location
S.R. 315 Between Bethel Road and Sullivant Avenue
S.R. 315 Between Bethel Road and the Columbus-Worthington boundary immediately south of S.R. 161
S.R. 315 Between Hard Road and the City limits north of Hard Road
   
Northwest Side
Street Location

Bethel Road 

(only on the roadway medians)            

Between Godown Road and Sawmill Road
Henderson Road Between Olentangy River Road and Reed Road
West North Broadway Between east of S.R. 315 ramps and Kenny Road
Olentangy River Road Between West 5th Avenue and Bethel Road
Olentangy River Road (along the Hard Road to S.R. 315 connector) Between S.R. 315 and the wooden wall that runs along the west side of the segment of Olentangy River Road the serves as the connector between Hard Road and S.R. 315

Sawmill Road

(only on the roadway medians)            

Between West Case Road and S.R. 161
Smoky Row Road On Smoky Row Road under the I-270  overpass
   
Immediately North and Northwest of Downtown
Street Location
West Goodale Street Between Neil Avenue and the S.R. 315 ramps
Neil Avenue At I-670 and West Goodale Street
Olentangy River Road (Along only the east side of the roadway) Between West Goodale Street and West 5th Avenue 
Twin Rivers Drive (along only the freeway side of Twin Rivers Drive) Between West Goodale Street and the Dublin Road Water Plant (940 Dublin Road)
Vine Street/West Goodale Street Between Neil Avenue and the S.R. 315 ramps immediately east of the Olentangy River (across from the White Castle office building)
   

City of Columbus 2015 Concentrated Litter Cleanup Facts

  • Every spring, city of Columbus crews conduct concentrated litter cleanups
    • This year, the city of Columbus cleanup runs April 19 – May 10
 
  • City of Columbus litter crews are responsible for cleaning the roadsides of 6,387 lane  miles of roadway (ODOT is responsible for cleaning litter on I-70, I-71, I-270 and I-670)
    • In 2014, City crews cleaned 5,041 bags of litter equaling 75.61 tons of litter from the public right-of-way, including 46.5 tons of litter during their 2014 annual spring concentrated litter cleanup effort
    • Between 2008 and 2014, City crews cleaned:
      • 285.5 tons of litter during their annual spring concentrated litter cleanups
      • 6,588.39 tons of litter from the public right-of-way (this includes the above figures for their annual spring litter cleanups)
 
  • City of Columbus employees who will conduct this intensified litter cleanup have other duties, including:
    • Serving as the city of Columbus’ Snow Warriors
    • Patch potholes year round
    • Sweep streets from March through November
    • Cut grass and clean graffiti in the public right-of-way
    • Clean city of Columbus bridge underpasses
 
  • In addition to city crews annual spring concentrated litter cleanup, the City’s Keep Columbus Beautiful program works with business, neighborhood, church and other groups to clean litter and debris in Columbus April through October
    • The community groups are responsible for recruiting volunteers; KCB provides trash bags, gloves, litter grabbers, rakes and other equipment
    • In 2014, 7,703 volunteers worked with KCB to clean 151 tons of litter in Columbus
    • Between 2001 and 2014, 134,216 residents volunteered their time to clean 2,523 tons of litter in Columbus neighborhoods
    • Neighborhood groups who want to organize cleanups and work with KCB should call 311 or 645-3111
    • For more information on KCB, go online to www.keepcolumbusbeautiful.org
    • KCB is housed in the Columbus Department of Public Service