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The Neighborhood Enhancement Team is a Council driven initiative with the mission of improving the quality of life, aesthetic appeal and economic vitality of Arlington neighborhoods,

Community engagement is key to the success of this program to Champion Great Neighborhoods. Additional resources are dedicated to encouraging community involvement with the desire of creating a physical and economic ripple effect that produces sustained visible improvement through residents' increased community pride.

Who Participates?

A Neighborhood Enhancement Team cleanup event is hosted by Code Compliance and other city departments in collaboration with Republic Services to assist residents requesting cleanup of the exterior of their personal properties and neighborhood. Community leaders, Homeowner Associations, faith-based organizations and more are all encouraged to request and volunteer to participate in an event. Prior to a scheduled cleanup event, Code Compliance will reach out to each residence within the neighborhood letting them know about the opportunity to participate.

What Resources are Provided for a Cleanup Event?

A site is selected with in the neighborhood of the cleanup event where a large dumpster is provided for those residents to drop off trash, household items and other approved items for disposal. Republic Services trucks canvas the deignated neighborhood on the day of the event to provide special curbside pickup of unwanted items.

Examples of items accepted:

  • Trash
  • Tree limbs
  • Fence panels
  • Furniture

Hazardous waste is not accepted at a cleanup event. Arlington residents may drop-off hazardous wast such as paint, motor oil, and pesticides for free (with proof of Arlington residency, such as a driver's license or water bill) at the Environmental Collection Center. Click here to learn more about the Environmental Collection Center, its location, and items accepted.

Code Compliance along with other city staff are available at each event to assist residents with property cleanup upon request. The Neighborhood Engagement Program staff offers a free Block Party Trailer equipped with tables, chairs, picnic tables, coolers, yard games and more to conclude the cleanup event activities with an engaging, relaxing social time with friends and neighbors.

When Will the Neighborhood Enhancement Team Cleanup a Neighborhood?

The Neighborhood Enhancement Team schedules cleanup events by request and level of interest and neighborhood collaboration.

Why Get Involved?

This is a great way to connect with neighbors while taking advantage of resources provided by the city and community partners. Enjoy the benefits of a cleaner property, a more desirable neighborhood, and the gratification of helping fellow neighbors.

How to Get Involved

Contact us by clicking here to email Code Compliance about your desire tor a Neighborhood Enhancement Team cleanup event, or call the Action Center at 817-459-6777 for more information. Donations to the program are also welcomed.

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