Orange County Government, Florida
Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer
(407) 836-5301 or Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net
23 January 2017
Spruce Up Pine Hills Week: January 23-27, 2017

Let’s Clean up, Green Up and Spruce up Pine Hills!

Beginning January 23, 2017 the Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District (Pine Hills NID) will kick off a yearlong campaign to spruce up the Pine Hills business corridor. As a redevelopment office, the Pine Hills NID recognizes that revitalization of any area must include a comprehensive strategy to address litter. Spruce Up Pine Hills Week, Jan. 23-27, is the launch a variety of short and long-term initiatives to improve the cleanliness of Pine Hills by eradicating litter and graffiti.

“No one person or governmental office will eradicate litter issues in Pine Hills. It will have to be a group effort from business owners, residents and Orange County Government,” said Pine Hills NID Executive Director Michelle Owens.

As we look to “Clean Up, Green Up and Spruce Up Pine Hills” we invite business owners and residents to pitch in any of the 8 Simple suggestions listed below. For more information regarding the Spruce Up Pine Hills initiatives, contact Kea Cherfrere at kea.cherfrere@ocfl.net or 407-836-6267.

8 Simple Steps to a Clean and Safe Neighborhood

Litter bugs live in every community. They trash the environment without a second thought and their selfish actions impact everyone! School children must walk thru trash on the way to school, businesses lose customers due to unsightly surroundings, and residents suffer a loss in home values. Don’t be a litter bug. Be a part of the solution. Help keep your community clean and safe with these 8 simple tips.

  1. Never throw trash from your automobile window
  2. If you see trash around your home, school or business, pick it up
  3. Be sure your trash goes in a trash can and not just near it
  4. Clean up after your community events or sports activities
  5. Pick up after yourself if you eat outdoors or at a fast food restaurant
  6. Make sure your trash is in a secure container on trash collection day
  7. Recycle newspaper, glass, aluminum and plastic
  8. Always schedule a pick up for your bulk trash items in advance by calling 3-1-1.

Spruce Up Pine Hills Week Events
January 23-27, 2017

Monday, January 23, 10 a.m. – Noon & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Business Clean Up Team Kick Off
    • NID staff will deliver clean up supplies and anti-litter materials to NID businesses and ask them to sign a pledge that they will use the supplies to Clean Up, Green Up & Spruce Up their Pine Hills property at least once per week.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9 a.m. – Noon

  • Roadside Clean up along Pine Hills Road with staff and volunteers

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9 a.m. – Noon

  • Roadside Clean up on Silver Star Road with staff and volunteers

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10 a.m. – Noon

  • Kids Clean Up Coloring Event
    • Donation of anti-litter themed coloring books and Crayons™ to area daycares, schools and youth organizations.

Friday, January 27, 2017, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

  • Public Awareness Campaign
    • Staff and volunteers will raise awareness by waving “Clean Up Pine Hills” signs and distributing anti-litter flyers, car litter bags and mini car trashcans at various key road intersections in Pine Hills.
      • Corner of Pine Hills and Silver Star (confirmed)
      • Corner of Pine Hills and West Colonial (tentative)
      • Corner of Pine Hills and Balboa (tentative)
      • Corner of Pine Hills and Powers (tentative)
      • Corner of Pine Hills and Hiawassee (confirmed)

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