Spring Cleaning in the Home, Yard and Neighborhood

We offer several services and events to help keep Cape beautiful.

Leaf Pick Up
Rake those leaves to the curb now! Our leaf truck is still working its way around the city. Also consider buying our compost bags and arranging a pick up.

Free Annual Pick Up
You can also schedule a Wednesday special pick up. This service is provided for large, bulky items, including garage and basement debris. Details at cityofcape.org/solidwaste.

Adopt Streets & Parks
Our crews maintain 662.5 acres of park land and 215 miles of streets. It is a huge job and we can use your help. Contact us today if you’re interested in adopting a piece of your neighborhood.

Report Issues
Let us help if you’re having trouble with property code violations, noise or other nuisances in your area. Visit our website for more information.

Get Involved
From Keep Cape Beautiful to our Girardeau Goes Green committee, we offer several civic service opportunities for residents to take a leadership role in aesthetic and sustainability efforts. Visit cityofcape.org/yourgov for more information.

Friends of the Parks Day Cape Girardeau29th Annual Friends of the Parks Day & Great Cape Clean Up
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friends of the Parks Day and the Great Cape Clean Up is an annual park beautification event hosted by the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Capaha Park. Work projects will begin at 9:00 a.m. in assigned parks. For more information, or to pre-register a group, contact Brock Davis at 573-339-6340 or bdavis@cityofcape.org. Download Flyer

More Clean Up Activities from the Missouri Department of Conservation

Bashin’ Trash: Cape LaCroix Creek
April 26 • Saturday • 9 AM-NOON
Early registration begins March 1 (all ages)
The nature center is partnering with the Cape Girardeau
Parks & Recreation Department to clean up Cape
LaCroix Creek during their annual Park Day. Gather your
friends, family, or organization to help bring the beauty
back to the creek between Walden Park and Shawnee
Sports Complex. We’ll meet at the 4-H Shelter in Arena
Park to divide and conquer. Lunch and t-shirts will be
provided at Capaha Park afterwards. Call (573) 290-5218 to register.
Youth and adult groups welcome.

River Clean-Up
May 3 • Saturday • 8 AM-NOON
Early registration begins April 1 (ages 12+)
Roll-up your sleeves and put on your gloves to help us
clean up the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River! The
river is a great place to view wildlife, watch the river
flow, and just hang out – especially when it’s not being
obscured by trash. Meet at the Red Star Access pavilion
to bash trash. Participants may be transported by boat
to other areas of the riverbank. Call (573) 290-5218 to register.
Adult groups welcome.