A fine example of how to put out your garbage on Cleanup Day.

Spring Cleanup Day, the day when Village of Bridgeview residents get rid of unused items from their homes, garages, and yards, brought out thousands of pounds of garbage. In total, about 96 tons of trash—20 tons more than average—were removed on Saturday, May 11th! 96 tons is nearly 4/5 of the weight of a blue whale, the largest known mammal to have ever lived! Those who participated in the event were left with more space and less waste in their homes. 

Residents could be seen sweeping, carrying garbage bags, and moving heavy objects as they lined up their unneeded items on the street curb the night before. Everything from broken electronics and worn-out furniture to usel/ess tires and old paint cans could be seen arranged along the curbside and properly prepared for disposal. 

The Cleanup Day efforts of SBC Waste Solutions, families throughout the Village, and the Bridgeview Public Works Department have resulted in a cleaner, brighter Bridgeview. Cleanup day will return in the Fall of 2024 on Saturday, September 28th. Be sure to plan ahead!