Alabaster holding annual Clean Sweep events this month

Published 9:17 am Thursday, April 5, 2018


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Volunteers will be working throughout the month of April to beautify the community, and the city will offer residents a chance to properly get rid of unwanted electronics and sensitive documents on April 14.

The city will continue an annual tradition this month as it hosts its Clean Sweep events each weekend.

On April 7 and April 21, volunteers will spread out across the city from 8 a.m.-noon each day to pick up trash along the side of the city’s roadways and in public areas such as parks. The pair of trash pickup events will count toward community service hours for area students, but volunteers must fill out a release form and have it signed by the group supervisor the day of the event before participating.

According to city guidelines, volunteers will be required to wear a provided orange safety vest, and each group will be provided with a certain number of clamping tools to help pick up trash. Gloves are recommended, but will not be provided by the city.

One adult will be assigned to supervise each group of 10 children younger than 14, and those children will be encouraged to pick up areas such as parks, and not along roadways.

Pickup areas along roadways will be marked with warning signs to alert traffic, and Alabaster police officers will make regular patrols through the pickup areas.

On Saturday, March 14, the city will hold an electronic recycling and document shredding event featuring Protec Recycling and Shred-it. The event will be held from 8 a.m.-noon in the student drop-off area at Thompson Intermediate School.

No televisions will be accepted during the event, CRT computer monitors will be accepted for $10 and hard drives will be accepted for $10.

For more information regarding the Clean Sweep event, or to print out a volunteer release form, visit