Winter takes a toll on streets, yards, and parks—so let’s get together and clean our city up!
Clean the Ferndale Up—our fourth annual spring cleaning extravaganza, brought to you by the Ferndale Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Ferndale—returns on Saturday, May 16.
The idea is simple: resident volunteers join City employees for a day of raking, sprucing, tidying, bundling, bagging, and recycling. It’s a fun chance to come out, meet your neighbors, and make our city look great.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome—visit www.cleantheferndaleup.com to sign up and learn more. The City will provide cleaning tools, garbage bags/receptacles, and other necessary equipment, but volunteers are encouraged to bring a pair of work gloves and a rake if they have them.
Clean the Ferndale Up is also a great opportunity to clean up your own homes and properties as well. This year, the City will partner with SOCRRA (Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) to offer recycling of hazardous items and many recyclables not permitted for curbside pickup—batteries, electronics, paint, oil, tires, and more. Keep an eye on our website for the complete list of accepted items and drop-off hours at City Hall. If you’re not able to attend Clean the Ferndale Up, SOCRRA also offers recycling, electronics drop-off, and hazardous waste disposal at their Troy facility, 995 Coolidge. For hours and information, visit www.socrra.org.