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Over 200 participate in Lansing Community Clean-up Day

LANSING, Ill. (April 22, 2023) – Over 200 local residents spread across Lansing to pick up trash Saturday morning as part of Lansing’s annual Community Clean-up Day.

Accompanied by a strange mix of occasional sunshine and infrequent snowflakes, volunteers started at Fox Pointe, where they received their assigned areas and trash bags. Litter gatherers spread throughout town, including locations along 170th, railroad crossings, 176th street west of Torrence, 186th Street, the Fox Pointe area, and other locations throughout town.

After a couple hours of gathering trash from around town, volunteers met at Fox Pointe for a Village-sponsored lunch.

The Village of Lansing was made aware on Tuesday, April 25 by Homewood Disposal that volunteers gathered 1.52 tons of trash throughout the day. Last year’s haul was 1.21 tons.

Photos of Clean-up Day 2023

From left: Andre Mbouemboue, Jean Camdem, and Philippe Yepdjeu are part of a group of Cameroonians that organized within the last year in Lansing. The group, which wanted to participate in keeping Lansing clean, is called Camal. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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Lansing non-profit Girl in Lansing — and its supporters — picked up trash near 170th and Torrence. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A group from Dominion Tabernacle Global Ministries picked up trash near 176th and Locust. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Apostle Vincent Nwokolo is the head pastor of Dominion Tabernacle Global Ministries. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Henrietta Olifi of Dominion Tabernacle Global Ministries said as a community, “We gotta do what we gotta do” to keep Lansing clean. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Abby Nwokolo pauses for a photo — with trash bag and trash-grabber in hand. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Someone picks up trash along the north side of 170th Street, near Exchange Avenue. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
From left: Lansing Village Trustees Leo Valencia, and Micaela Smith, Clerk Vivian Payne, Kristin Payne, and Mayor Patty Eidam spent time at Fox Pointe Saturday morning equipping Clean-up Day participants, and preparing for the noon lunch. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Over 200 participants gathered trash throughout Lansing as part of the 2023 Lansing Community Clean-up Day. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.