May will kick off a series of spring cleaning events here in Edwardsville! On Saturday, May 1, the City will help promote the City-Wide Garage Sale. To participate, simply send your address in to Assistant City Manager Zack Daniel at email@example.com to be added to the interactive map which will be released online and continually updated. There is no fee or permits required to participate. Also occurring on May 1 will be the Community Center Rummage Sale to take place at the Edwardsville Community Center (696 S. 3rd St.). There will be 14 spots inside the Center on that Saturday for residents to call in and register. Tables and chairs will be provided. Cost to reserve a spot in the Rummage Sale is only $10. This would be the perfect venue to sell crafts, clothes, or other artisan products.
Two weeks following the garage sales, the City-Wide Clean Up will return to the City Hall site. Dumpsters will be placed in the City Hall parking lot for residents to dispose of large and/or bulky materials not typically taken during regular trash pickup. Containers for scrap metal and e-waste will also be provided. Again, there will be no charge to participate and City staff volunteers will be on-hand to assist with disposal.
At the end of the month, local company Goats On the Go will be at the Stoney Point Cemetery to perform a test clean-up of the area. Goats are often used for brush management and vegetation control and are more eco-friendly than traditional broadleaf sprays. Goats also eat vegetation from the roots up, helping prevent the return of invasive weeds for an entire season. The Stoney Point Cemetery is a historical site located just north of the Williamson Farms subdivision and south of the St. Martin of the Field church along 4th St. The City (as well as community volunteers) have scheduled clean ups of the site over the last few years and the Cemetery, Parks, and Public Spaces Board have identified restoration of the site as a priority for 2021.
Keep an eye out on the City's official Facebook page HERE for more information about these and other events!