It is spring cleaning time for an entire city.
Benton harbor is kicking off a city wide clean-up project on Thursday.
Eight dumpsters will be placed in neighborhoods throughout Benton Harbor.
People can throw away debris that's piled up. The dumpsters will be taken away on Monday.
City leaders hope the project will encourage people to stop littering and take pride in the city.
“If we don't have local residents who can claim ownership to our city... this is what we want and these are the individuals we are trying to change attitudes... to plant grass and plant the flowers,” says Benton Harbor Police Chief A.L. Mingo.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea... gives us a chance to get involved in the neighborhood and I think it will be a little more tidier,” says Benton Harbor resident Sharonda Newsome.
On Saturday, a group of volunteers will also hit the streets to help clean.
The dumpsters are being donated by two local waste services.
City leaders are asking people not to place large items in the dumpsters like appliances or furniture. They are asking people to put those items next to the dumpsters. They also don’t want any yard or landscaping waste.
All dumpsters will be placed at these vacant lots in Benton Harbor:
Between 838 & 824 Wauceda
Across from 309 N. Hull
On the corner of Milton & Weld
Next to 363 Brunson
Across from 352 Ohio
Between 1063 & 1091
On the northeast corner of Superior & Division