• Second Tuesday in May
  • Bayliss Park

Clean Sweep is the kick-off event for Celebrate CB.

May 9, 2023 – 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Clean Sweep 2019 8535This collective volunteer effort to clean up the community gathers volunteers from around the city and assigns them sections of the community for a Council Bluffs-wide spring cleaning! 

Since we began tracking in 2012, this event has resulted in more than 22,000 pounds of trash cleaned up. Imagine how much it’s been since this event was created in 1971! A great help for beautifying the community each year.

$15 food/drink vouchers will be handed out to the first 150 volunteers to use at participating 100 Block Restaurants! 

Year Pounds of Trash Tires
2012 1,660 8
2013 1,400 8
2014 2,320
2015 1,600 10
2016 3,060 1
2017 1,880 10
2018 2,760 4
2019 3,920 1
2021 3,500 6
2022 2,000


*2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Want to Clean Sweep your own trash? This year you can!

The 712 Initiative is adding two new additions to our Clean Sweep event! First, we will have six public dumpster drop sites. At these drop sites, you can bring items you wish to throw out, as long as it is not a prohibited item. See the locations of these dumpsters below. Our second addition is neighborhood dumpsters! If your neighborhood wants to purge as a group, apply below for a dumpster to be dropped in your neighborhood free of charge! The 712 Initiative has a limited number of FREE dumpsters available for neighborhoods looking to do some spring cleaning in 2022. Neighborhood contact is in charge of finding an appropriate location that will not block the right of way, and policing excessive dumping or hazardous/prohibited items. Units will be gifted based on collective impact (not for single resident use). Apply for a neighborhood dumpster below! ALL NEIGHBORHOOD DUMPSTERS HAVE BEEN RESERVED! CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR TO RESERVE YOURS!

*Prohibited items include: Chemical Wastes, Paints/Solvents, Auto Fluids, Pesticides, Electronics, Batteries and Tires.


Public Dumpster Sites:

First Congregation Church

611 1st Ave

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Broadway Christian Church

2658 Ave B

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Citylight West

3200 Ave C

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Emanuel Lutheran Church

2444 N Broadway

Council Bluffs, IA 51503

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2303 Butler St

Council Bluffs, IA 51503


*Do you have left over building materials from your past few projects? Do you have excess furniture that just doesn’t match your décor anymore? Give the Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs ReStore a call schedule a FREE pick up.  Take a look at what they can accept as a donation https://habitatcb.org/habitat-restore/