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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Annual cleanup campaign ready to kick off

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The annual Make Danville Shine community cleanup campaign will kick off on Saturday, May 1, with the return of the home expo from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Market, which is at 629 Craghead St.

The event will be held outdoors because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maintenance experts will be there to teach the tricks of their trades and give away discounts and freebies. Kids of all ages can enjoy crafts and activities. Hot dogs and snacks will be provided. The event is free and open to all.

This expo will be held with the opening of the Farmers Market and will kick off the ninth annual Make Danville Shine campaign, which is a month-long initiative to encourage every resident to focus on maintenance, upkeep and beautification of their property and to assist neighbors who may not be able to do so because of age or disability.

Citizens can take part in the “Make Danville Shine” cleanup campaign in five simple ways:

  • Clean their house gutters.
  • Paint their house exterior.
  • Clear their property of weeds, vines and overgrowth.
  • Landscape their yards using flowers, mulch and other materials.
  • Set debris, appliances and furniture at the curbside for city Public Works crews to pick up.

To support the cleanup campaign, the Public Works Department again will waive several fees and restrictions regarding yard waste, large bulk debris, tire disposal and appliance pickups.

No rental trailers will be available because of to the coronavirus, but Public Works will allow oversized piles of yard waste and large bulk debris to be placed at the residential curbside for collection by a bucket truck. Residents are asked to separate the yard waste from the large bulk debris. Loose leaves and grass clippings must be bagged. Collection will take place once a week on the regular scheduled weekday.

By appointment, crews will collect large appliances for free and heavy debris such as bricks, rocks, cinder blocks and dirt. 

The fee for tire disposal will be waived for residents but is limited to only four tires per household.

All household trash and small debris must be inside an approved cart. Unapproved trash carts will not be emptied, and no loose trash or bags of trash can be placed outside the cart. 

The department has produced a flyer with the guidelines.

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