March 24, 2017
Volunteers helped with litter pickup during Clean Sweep 2011.

Keeping Cheney Beautiful 2017

10th Annual Clean Sweep

Call for Volunteers:

Join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Veterans' Memorial Park


For the 10th year in a row, the Cheney community is invited to help out one morning in April to put the shine & polish on our city!  Here's the plan for Clean Sweep 2017:

Volunteers check in at Veterans' Memorial Park between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m., have a pastry and a cup of coffee or juice, and then spread out throughout Cheney looking for litter. 

Volunteers may return to Veterans' Memorial Park at 12:00 for a FREE lunch provided by donations from our sponsoring businesses,  and to pick up a bag of thank-you offers from our sponsors!

Want to Volunteer?  Call Karen at 498-9271 and let her know how many people will be joining us for the litter pickup.

Download the Clean Sweep Flyer (Available in March/April)

Dumpster Drop-Off Location & Hours, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.:  To encourage residents in their Spring Cleaning efforts, two drop-off locations will be available for disposal of household garbage, construction debris and fencing, and metals, such as BBQs, bike frames, etc. (but no furniture, please!) 

Drop-Off Sites are open to residents of the Cheney Utilities service areas; may need to provide proof of residency, such as a copy of your utility bill, to use this service.  Visit the drop-off bins at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 416 Betz Road.  (NEW for 2017:  Just one drop-off site is planned due to construction activities at the south end of town.)

Tire & Battery Drop-Off:  Unwanted, unmounted tires may be dropped off for FREE recycling at Les Schwab Tire Center, 7 Spokane Street, from 9 a.m. to noon.  **Mounted tires will be accepted for just $4 apiece for passenger & light truck tires, $12 for mounted truck tires.  Unmounted farm tires will be accepted for $8 - $20 apiece depending on tire size, and mounted tires will be priced depending on size.**  Limit:  4 tires per person, please. 

Shredfest:  We are not able to provide this service in 2017.  Watch the Cheney Federal Credit Union website for information on a Shred Day later in the year.

Household Hazardous Waste may be dropped off at the at the Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.  This is for disposal of household chemicals such as paints, solvents, antifreeze, batteries, oils, transmission fluids, and pool chemicals.

Recycling & 'Clean Green' Disposal:  Remember that the Cheney Recycling Center, 100 Anderson Road, is open every Saturday, 10-4, for drop-off of clean, sorted recyclables and clean, green yard waste.

Volunteer to Lend a Hand

Volunteers will comb the streets of Cheney on the morning of Saturday, April 22, picking up litter in the public right-of-way, to give our town a 'spring facelift.'  This is a great project for Scout troops, church groups, families and neighborhoods!

If you can spend a few hours to help beautify our community, you can RSVP online on our Events page.

If you are willing to be a team leader, helping to organize a group of volunteers, please contact Karen at 498-9221.

Apparel:  Please wear clothing that fits the task of walking and doing yard work outdoors.  April can bring cool mornings and warmer afternoons, so be sure to wear long pants and have a light jacket or sweatshirt handy.  (No sandals or open-toed shoes, for safety reasons.)

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
-- Vince Lombardi




We Couldn't Do It Without YOU! 

Besides the participating sponsors listed, we are grateful for the efforts of these local businesses & organizations, who supported Clean Sweep in 2016:

Amazing Grace Fellowship -- Coordination of one of our drop-off locations.

Cheney Dental Care - Andrew Martinssen, DDS -- Donor of bottled water for participants.

Cheney Public Storage -- Helping to provide lunch for Clean Sweep participants.

Edward Jones Investments / Christopher Grover - Sponsoring breakfast pastries, coffee & juice.

Fellowship Baptist Church -- Helping to provide lunch for volunteers, and providing a team to help at drop-off locations.

Great Clips - Supporting Clean Sweep with a generous financial donation.

Jackie Scholz - State Farm Insurance -- Providing fresh fruit for volunteers to snack on.

Jarms Ace Hardware -- Providing trash bags for the litter pickup effort.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches -- Providing a substantial discount on lunch sandwiches for our volunteers.

Mint Condition Dental -- Donating latex gloves to keep litter-picker-uppers safe, and sending a team to help!

Thanks to these members of the Cheney business community for supporting Clean Sweep! 


Community Development
112 Anderson Road
Cheney, WA  99004

Monday-Friday, 8-5

(509) 498-9240

(509) 498-9249


Staff Contacts:

Karen Gemmell

Susan Beeman