BNA Spring Cleanup 2016

Brought to you by the coolest neighborhood association in our fine city, the Benson Neighborhood Association is proud to announce Omaha’s most awesome Spring Cleanup!  This extremely popular event gives Bensonites an opportunity to get rid of bulky items that are not disposable  through regular trash pickup (think sofas, mattresses, entertainment centers, broken pool tables, etc.)  Held in our neighborhood for many years, it is always sponsored by the Benson Neighborhood Association, along with Keep Omaha Beautiful and the City of Omaha. We are also recognized by the City of Omaha as one of the most efficient, nicest and most fun cleanups (in 2014 we emptied 300 cars and trucks and about five years ago the Prairie Gators played during the event) and willing to pilot recycling efforts such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America thrift store truck two years ago (they now offer trucks to other neighborhood associations throughout the cleanup time!!!)  We get some really interesting items that come to the cleanup, and it is great fun watching  garbage trucks crunch junk and seeing what people donate and recycle!

Here is a quick rundown of important information you need to know:

2016 Benson Neighborhood Cleanup

date:  Saturday, April 30, 2016

location:  Omaha Home for Boys, 52nd and Ames.

time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. NOT before or after this time frame. Dropping off before or after is littering and a ticketable offense.

what we do not take:  tires, appliances, yard waste, concrete, batteries, dead animals, railroad ties, explosives, weapons, paint, hazardous materials and medical waste such as syringes.  You can get a voucher for yard waste disposal at the site, and there will be another location to drop off tires and large appliances.

WE RECYCLE!!!!  Donatable items will go to the Omaha Home for Boys, we will recycle metal, we will recycle bicycles that will go to the Community Bicycle Shop, Cross Training Center will be onsite to recycle small electronics that do not work except for televisions) we will have green recycling bins for you to pick up for curbside recycling. We will also have paper and cardboard recycling, we will also take garden tools and pots for the Benson Plant Rescue.

PICK UP IS AVAILABLE TO OUR SENIOR MEMBERS ONLY.  You must contact us in advance, and be a BNA senior member. Deadline is one week before the event.

FOR VOLUNTEER SAFETY :  We have the right to refuse any trash at any time for any reason.  Also if you use our site you will be respectful of our volunteers, that includes following directions.  If you choose not to comply, you will be directed to another site and a photo or video of you being disrespectful will be posted on the BNA facebook page and our twitter feed.

LIKE THE REST OF THE SITES IN OMAHA, THIS IS AN EXPRESS SELF-SERVICE SITE:  You load it in your car, you will unload it as well.  Bring gloves and a smile.  Assistance will be available for senior citizens.  Otherwise, bring a helper.  Trucks with trailers will be directed to a site where you can empty it yourself.

TRUCKS WITH TRAILERS: You will be directed to another site so you can unload at your leisure.

GREEN REYCLE BINS, GRAFFITI CLEAN UP KITS AND BNA NEWSLETTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT THE EVENT.

JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.  One way you make a better Benson!!!

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?  The Benson Clean-Up Boss will sign for them.

In conjunction with our site, we also be cleaning up Downtown Benson and Gallagher Park.  SIGN UP TO VOLUNTER BELOW

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Please register below.  The Benson Cleanup Boss will sign for your community service hours.