Spring Cleanup Finishes One Day Early

Spring Clean Up

Since the early 1900’s the City of Grand Junction has conducted an annual cleanup program to help residents get rid of yard waste and unusable household items. It is the City’s most popular residential program.

This year’s Spring Cleanup started on Monday, March 30 and concluded on the afternoon of Thursday, April 9. The City utilized one additional crew this year while enabled the City to complete the program one day earlier than expected.

The total volume of materials collected was smaller (by approximately 0.2%) this year and required 496 trips of 40 cubic yard roll-off containers to the landfill. The total tonnage collected increased this year by 11.2% for a total of 2,551 tons collected and landfilled. The volume of material collected would fill Stocker Stadium’s football field to a height of almost 12 feet. The City invested $303,000 to complete this year’s program.

The Spring Cleanup was completed by 53 individuals, 26 of whom were City staff (the remaining were contracted individuals). Staff was divided into ten crews of four and other staff were located at transfer stations loading the 40 cubic yard roll-off containers with front end loaders that were then hauled to the dump.

Previous years’ programs have identified themes. For example, the Spring Cleanup in 2019 collected an unusual number of toilets, and the Spring Cleanup in 2018 had an unusual number of small boats with trailers. This year, City crews picked up more green waste than anything else.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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