The Fifth Annual Kingston Clean Sweep on Saturday, May 3 collected 2,840 pounds of trash, and yard waste in the three-hour period during which the event took place. Several hundred volunteers from 29 service, business and youth organizations cleaned up the “Kingston Corridor” from the railroad crossing on Washington Avenue through the uptown business district, down Broadway to the Rondout waterfront, as well as on many side streets and public properties such as parks and schools.
The organizations and groups involved in this year’s Kingston Clean Sweep include the Business Alliance of Kingston, Children’s Home of Kingston, Family of Woodstock-Kingston Cares, Friends of Historic Kingston, Friends of the Kingston Library, Friends of Senate House, Gateway Industries, Girl Scout Troop 60039, Junior League of Kingston, Kingston Boys and Girls Club, Friends of Senate House, Kingston Catholic School, Kingston Kiwanis Club, Kingston Land Trust, Kingston Lions Club, Kingston Opera House, Kingston Rotary Club, Kingston Sunrise Rotary Club, Kingston Uptown Business Association, LGBTQ Center, St. Joseph’s School, SUNY Ulster Clean Sweep Team, Tri-Lutheran Churches of Rondout, Ulster Garden Club, Viridian Energy, Ward 6, Ward 9, Young Ulster Professionals and YouthBuild. Numerous individual volunteers were also involved.
Bags and gloves were donated by Herzog’s Home Center and Hannaford’s. The Kingston Clean Sweep is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Kingston with support from the City of Kingston.