BOZEMAN – Hundreds of Bozeman citizens registered Saturday for the city’s annual Clean-Up Day.
People flooded into the Public Library to sign up for a street in Bozeman to clean up. They then were given a kit with yellow and green trash bags, plastic gloves and a safety vest in case they were near streets.
The City of Bozeman’s Solid Waste Division works with the Neighborhoods and Sustainability Programs and the Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board to sponsor this annual event.
Mayor Cyndy Andrus along with other city commissioners got their hands dirty and took part in the action.
“When you drive around a community, you can see the health of your community and when you drive around Bozeman you want to see a nice clean city, you want to see building that well-built, happy people and I think cleaning up your community is all part of that,” said Andrus.
“It is a feel-good opportunity, it is very enthusiastic. Most people love to clean up, they love to live in an area that is beautiful. There are so many people in our community that are dedicated, loyal and really want to support the community and want to take pride in Bozeman,” said Beautifications Chairman Terry Quatraro.
Bozeman Resident Shane Hope and his 5-year-old son Asher met with the Boy Scouts to clean-up around Bozeman Pond. Hope believes it is important that kids at a young age get involved in helping keep the community healthy.
“I think it is good to incorporate that into children early so they do understand that their actions have an effect on the place they live in,” said Hope.
If you would like to participate in cleaning up the community but were unable to attend the Clean-Up, you can get a clean-up kit at Bozeman’s Solid Waste Division. To reserve a kit you can click here or call 406-582-3203.